The value of electronic waste refining gold over billions of dollars
According to foreign media reports, your computer is a “gold mine”, although the value of it is very little, but every year will waste millions of computers and components, which contains a large number of precious metals will be wasted, because of the inefficient electronic waste treatment technology, containing gold, silver and other rare elements of computer components will be wasted, it is worth more than billions of dollars.
It is understood that each year more than 300 tons of gold used in the manufacture of electronic products, the number of accounts for 7.7% of global gold supply, the equivalent of $21 billion. These precious metals malleability and conductivity make them become the best material to make some electronic components, such as computer memory, and motherboard interface. Because these electronic components need to a few microns thick layer of contact, if you remove a few computer, to collect the precious metal will also get a few dollars’ worth of benefits.
At present, the global electronic waste recycling is not ideal, only about 15% of electronic waste be recycled, thereby causing billions of electronic elements buried in landfill, or submerged in water.The e-waste recycling precious metals have great potential and investment prospects, is expected to establish a global e-waste recycling process.