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Retrieving precious and rare earth metals from old ipads

June 18th, 2012 by Thomson Reuters

“China currently controls 95% of the UK’s supply of rare earth metals.” UK company EnvironCom is trying to salvage some of the billions of pounds Sterling we send to landfill every year in the form of electrical waste. Ipads contain neodymium, lanthanum, gold, palladium, indium, aluminium …. “With every £500 ipad containing £220 in parts […]