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Why Are We So Bad At Recycling Rare Metals From Technology?

Why Are We So Bad At Recycling Rare Metals From Technology?

Last month, the internet flew into a frenzy over news that Apple recovered $US40 ($52) million worth of gold from old gadgets last year. That story turned out to be wildly oversold. But our eagerness to celebrate a tech company’s recycling victory speaks to a disturbing truth.