With the aim of contributing to a The circular economy and helping put a new end to tons of e-wasteThe Royal Mint, a state-owned coin-producing company, will go ahead with building Factory to recover gold from computer circuit boards and mobile phone.
According to the company, this will be the world’s first style factory and will be based in Wales. Work should start in 2023.
Thanks to a chemical technology patented by Excir, a Canadian company, the Royal Mint will collect the gold on circuit boards from end-of-life e-waste using a method Restores 99% of precious materials.
They estimate that they will be able to treat 90 tons of panels per weekfrom the United Kingdom. This way, they will be born Hundreds of kilograms of gold annually that will be used in the British company’s business.
Discover the process in the video below:
The Royal Mint also states that the entire circuit board will be processed in this way Conservation of natural resources Long.
Every year, more than 50 million tons of electrical waste They are produced all over the world and Less than 20% is recycled. By putting a new end to what would otherwise go to waste, the company contributes to a circular economy and reduces the environmental impact of e-waste, while creating A new source of precious metals for business use.
(Photos: Royal Mint)
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