What happens to your Smartphones?


The life cycle of electrical and electronical products is increasingly shorter.  Whether because of their planned obsolescence or because of changing trends, they are always sooner thrown away. Yet some of their components are dangerous for the environment. Many of them may be removed, sorted and re-used to manufacture new products. 

Did you know that more gold can be extracted from one ton of electronic circuit boards from cellphones (about 150 g) than in one ton of ore (about 5 g)?

Near Angers, Veolia operates the largest WEEE (Waste from electrical and electronical equipment) processing facility in France. More than 55,000 tons of WEEE are processed there each year achieving a recovery rate greater than 90%!

 

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What happens to your Smartphones?