Recycling electronic waste to remove precious metals

Date:14 July 2017 Author: Nikky Knijf Tags:, ,

Each year massive amount of electronic waste end up in dump sites. But one company in Taiwan is slowly changing this by recycling electronic waste to collect the precious metals therein.

A study by the United Nations University found that the twelve countries in the East Asia region contributed 12,3 million tons of electronic waste in 2015. This waste increased year-on-year between 2010 and 2015, and China was found to be the biggest culprit.

Sus Recycling Technology Inc. recycles electronic waste to remove metals like gold, silver, platinum and palladium that are in electronics components. In this video Linus Tech Tips visits recycling plants to see how the company does it.

Check out the video above – you’ll even see how they make gold bars.

Video and image credit: Linus Tech Tips