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September , 2016
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Saving silver: portable micro-factories could turn e-waste trash into treasure

Source: The Guardian, Date: September , 2016

 This is the mantra preached by Veena Sahajwalla, a materials scientist at the University of New South Wales who wants to fundamentally change how we perceive our electronic waste: not as trash, but as treasure. Electronic waste, or “e-waste”, is full of valuable resources: a tonne of mobile phones, which is roughly equivalent to 6,000 handsets, contains about 130kg of copper, more than 3kg of silver, 340 grams of gold and 140 grams of another precious material known as palladium.

Read more at : https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/sep/21/saving-silver-portable-micro-factories-could-turn-e-waste-trash-into-treasure

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