Tagged: rare Earth metals

Demand for rare-earth metals is skyrocketing, so we’re creating a safer, cleaner way to recover them from old phones and laptops - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 20, 2021

Cristina Pozo-Gonzalo, Deakin University Rare-earth metals are critical to the high-tech society we live in as an essential component of mobile phones, computers and many other everyday devices. But increasing demand and limited global supply means we must urgently find a way to recover these metals efficiently from discarded products. Rare-earth metals are currently mined or recovered via traditional e-waste … Read More

Rare Earth metals and our gadget fetish (infographic) - Visibly Shaken

Peter Griffin Oct 04, 2013

From laptops and smart phones to the fibre optic cables and wifi antennae supplying us broadband internet – rare Earth metals are essential to the tech-laden world we live in. This infographic gives a good idea of the metals in demand around the world for technological applications and the pressure now coming on those supplies as demand increases and stocks … Read More