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Umicore recycles electronic "waste"

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    #1 jcstp, Jan 19, 2012
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    video showing the recycling : Videozone

    A EU ruling says all electronics must recycled and can not be exported illegally.
    All shops must collect used electronics from their clients

    In the "waste" of computers there is silver , gold , palladium , ... In total 17 metals

    The collected "waste" is actually an open-air mine. There are more metals in it then that you could find in ore!

    1kg of gold is equivalent of 3 tons of GSM's

    only 1 to 2% of GSM's is recycled

    It makes sense to recycle because there are to much noble materials in it to get them into a dump


    http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/pressroom/content/20120119IPR35666/html/Better-management-of-e-waste
     
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