Silver jewelry from e-waste
That silver plays a major role in the investment sector and in industry is well known, but sustainability is also important.
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For many years, a South African jewelry maker has experimented with making jewelry from recycled materials. Initially, Ashley Heather took silver from old X-ray images and photographic film. Then the focus turned to e-waste, especially from computers and smartphones that are no longer used. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, about 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold, 35,274 pounds of copper, as well as palladium, can be recovered from one million recycled cell phones. The precious metals are found on the circuit boards.
So, e-waste contains silver and gold and is available in large quantities. Of course, the recovery of precious metals is costly and requires a lot of time. The devices are separated into different parts in a refinery, crushed and shredded. The metals are then dissolved using acid, separated, melted and cleaned. Today, the South African makes jewelry whose precious metal components come from a refinery of circuit boards. Precious metals can be recycled indefinitely, and the quality remains the same.
Every year, around 45 million tons of electronic waste are disposed of worldwide - that's 6.1 kilograms per person, and the trend is rising. According to the German Federal Statistical Office, a good ten kilograms of electronic waste per capita end up in the garbage in Germany. Not only do silver and gold retain their properties and qualities, but the value preservation function of precious metals also pleases investors. Shares in precious metals companies can also add value to a portfolio, such as those of Kuya Silver or Tier One Silver.
Kuya Silver - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi1uEfDSBcA - focuses on precious metal deposits in Canada and Peru.
Tier One Silver - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InF4akAEzck - is active in Peru, where it is working on world-class deposits such as the Curibaya project.
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