The world is scattered with unique materials with special functions that enable a whole world of consumer technology. However, supplies of these Precious Elements have supply risks, and current recycling processes are inadequate.
Find out more about these elements and consumer attitudes to tech sustainability.
Brush up on consumer attitudes to e-waste
We surveyed consumers in 10 countries to discover international attitudes towards e-waste and sustainability in tech. Click here to take a look at the results.
How can I help?
We’ve compiled a list of resources for reusing, repurposing and recycling electronic devices.
We urge everyone to be more conscious about how they use and reuse technology. Before you dispose of or replace it, ask yourself if it really needs replacing. Could it be repaired or updated? If it can’t be sold or donated, could it be recycled?
Professor Tom Welton, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Whether you’re curious about e-waste or want to share a resource – we would love to hear from you!