Why recycling of mobile phones matters

Last Modified: Sat Aug 13 2016 04:22:39 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 90%
    of the materials used in mobiles and accessories can be recovered. These materials can be used to make everything from stainless steel to plastic fence posts.
  • 50,000
    handsets, if re-cycled, can remove the need to mine 110 tonnes gold ore, 213 tonnes of silver bearing ore or 11 tonnes of copper sulphide ore. Pretty precious stuff.
  • 10 tonnes
    of greenhouse gas emissions are avoided for every 1 tonne of mobile phone materials recovered.