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Resource Recovery from Recycling Electronics

Recycling 1 million cell phones can recover:
1) 50 lbs of gold
2)550 lbs of silver
3)20 lbs of palladium

According to the EPA, “Experts estimate that recycling 1 million cell phones can recover about 24 kg (50 lb) of gold,
1)250 kg (550 lb) of silver
2)9 kg (20 lb) of palladium

“One metric ton (t) of electronic scrap from personal computers (PC’s) contains more gold than that recovered from 17 t of gold ore. In 1998, the amount of gold recovered from electronic scrap in the United States was equivalent to that recovered from more than 2 million metric tons (Mt) of gold ore and waste.17