SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

Where does your smartphone come from?

There are more than 60 different metals in your pocket right now - 16 of which are considered rare. They make up your smarphone and give it a set of superpowers. Understand where these materials come from and how they are discarded

According to the UN (United Nations), 6 billion people around the world have mobile phones. Up to 83 different elements from the periodic table make up a regular smartphone – 62 of them are metals and 16 of these metals are considered rare. There is a whole industry working to develop better ways of recycling and reusing these precious materials. Around US$ 50 billion are thrown away every year through incorrect smartphone disposal.

Content published in July 3, 2018

See other videos

new

What is upcycling, the recycling trend?

What is upcycling, the recycling trend?

Simple actions such as digging through clothes at a thrift store or revamping that beaten shirt in your closet are significant to ensure sustainability in the fashion industry. That concept has a [...]

Do you know a fungus that serves as a sustainable packaging?

Do you know a fungus that serves as a sustainable packaging?

This technology was initially a school experience, and ended up in a big discovery. From a fungus, the company Ecoative can produce a dense, sturdy and malleable material that may serve as raw [...]

Liter of Light and Alfredo Moser’s bluevision

Liter of Light and Alfredo Moser’s bluevision

Alfredo Moser – a 67-year-old Brazilian – predicted his invention could change the world. Moser was born in Itajaí, a southern Brazilian city in the state of Santa Catarina, but it [...]