Electric car makers need alternative sources for battery materials, as deep-sea mining talks stall. The attention is on recycling, but the regional industry outside China is nascent. Experts say political will is needed to get the drive on.
By 2050, two-thirds of the world's citizens will live in cities, putting pressure on infrastructure such as waste management systems. How can IoT help develop smarter ways of reducing waste?
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One tonne of e-waste contains more gold than 17 tonnes of ore, making it a rich alternative to traditional mining. Recycling precious metals and minerals from used electronics can help make today's consumption patterns more environmentally sustainable.
Technology can harm our ailing planet if the process by which we produce modern-day gadgets is planned improperly. See why the world needs circular solutions to develop sustainably and why energy has a crucial role to play.