Tag Archive for 'rare earth metals'

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 […]

Investing in the face of five megatrends

April 29th, 2011 by Toby Birch

As human beings our brains are hard-wired to pigeonhole data for ease of storage and subsequent recall. Perhaps this compartmentalisation is why many find it hard to see the big picture and seem shocked by black swan events. Free-thinking entrepreneurs are different because they observe opportunities and connections that others fail to appreciate (known as […]