Tag: Electronic Waste

  • How the Internet of Things Enables the Circular Economy

    Ellen MacArthur,founder of Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and a global expert on circular economy,gave a keynote during the first European Circular Economy Summit, held in Barcelona together with the Smart City Expo World Congress. After describing her experience as a sailor, and how going solo around the world taught her about finite resources, she gave a […]

  • Catalan Researchers Use Bacteria to Recover Smartphone Metals

    Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) have discovered a method for recovering copper, gold, aluminum, and platinum from discarded mobile phones by employing bacteria. The system is more efficient than melting PCBs and almost emissions free. This idea entails using the metabolic activity of certain microorganisms (essentially bacteria) to regenerate the agents that […]