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Far More Gold Is in E-Waste Than in Gold Ore


Green Lifestyle  (tags: E-Waste, Recycling, interesting, technology )

Shaheen
- 807 days ago - treehugger.com
Electronic waste contains 40-50 times the amount of gold in ore mined from the ground, according to a report last week by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative and the United Nations University.



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Teresa W. (691)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 7:49 am
noted, thank you
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 12:39 am
noted
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday July 16, 2012, 12:43 am
Thank you.
 

Kath P. (10)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:54 am
Guess that explains why they cost so much ;-)
 

John B. (215)
Monday July 16, 2012, 1:52 pm
Thanks Shaheen for posting the article. Read and noted. As the article states "Just one more reason to recycle your electronics responsibly." and I used the link provided there to find a E-waste recycling drop off point just 15 miles from where I live.
 

H W. (1)
Monday July 16, 2012, 3:17 pm
Remember to consider the transport costs of recycling your e-waste. Of course recycling is fantastic if you have an e-waste drop-off point nearby, but if you don't, think about disposal before you buy your next consumer electronic appliance: do you really need it?
 
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