As people continue to ditch their older phones and laptops for newer models, toxic electronic waste is becoming a big problem for the environment, but the U.K.’s Royal Mint is trying to take action by partnering with a Canadian firm to change those devices into something not only more valuable financially but for the planet.
Only 18 per cent of the planet’s e-waste is recycled, the rest — 54 million tonnes per year — is essentially burned, releasing those toxic byproducts. The Mint, however, is using technology from Alberta-based Excir at a new plant to extract gold and other precious metals to use in its coins.
Ross Lord takes a look at the process made by Excir and what it could mean for the Earth.
For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca
Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc
Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ
Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt
Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB
Leave a Reply