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Mobile phones contain gold and silver? This infographic shows why we should think twice before throwing them away. You won’t look at your phone the same way again.
Over 90% of the materials used in mobiles and accessories can be recovered. The materials can be used to make everything from stainless steel to plastic fence posts. They also contain precious metals that can be extracted and reused to make new products. In fact, recycling 50,000 handsets can remove the need to mine 110 tonnes of gold ore.
Drop off your old mobile at your nearest City library or Neighbourhood Service Centre today.
Last updated: Wednesday, 2 April 2014