Tag Archive for 'Indium'

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 […]

UNEP report finds that metal recycling rates need to improve to support growth in clean technologies

May 27th, 2011 by United Nations Environment Programme

According to the United Nations Environment Programme, recycling rates of metals are in many cases far lower than their potential. Less than one-third of some 60 metals studied have an end-of-life recycling rate above 50 per cent and 34 elements are below 1 per cent recycling, yet many of them are crucial to clean technologies […]