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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 […]

Most dumped microwave ovens are functional or easily repaired

May 18th, 2012 by The University of Manchester

The vast majority of the millions of microwave ovens thrown away every year could be easily fixed and reused, according to University of Manchester research. Making simple repairs could save the UK could save millions of pounds Sterling by replacing fuses or plugs rather than throwing away perfectly reusable microwaves with brand new ones. In […]

Recycling reluctance costing Brits £762 million each year

September 30th, 2011 by O2

Ignorance and apathy prevents UK gadget lovers from cashing in. New research from O2 reveals Brits lose out on a staggering £762million each year by failing to cash in on their old tech goods, including mobile phones, MP3 players, sat navs, games consoles and digital cameras. With more than 17.5 million of these gadgets thrown […]

Mayside Recycling deconstructs televisions for recycling components in the UK

July 7th, 2010 by Richard Lord

All televisions and computer monitors that consumers bring to the Longue Hougue civic amenity site run by Guernsey’s Public Services Department can now be fully recycled. Two months ago Mayside Recycling Ltd. in St. Sampson began accepting televisions and computer monitors for recycling. Mayside Recycling won’t accept any televisions or monitors from members of the […]