The wasted treasure in e-waste, and why it's tricky to recycle

Asia

Channel NewsAsia - Asia Pacific

Bookmark

CNA Insider:

The wasted treasure in e-waste, and why it's tricky to recycle

(Updated: )

Singaporeans throw out 120kg of used electronics a minute – throwing away some of the world’s scarcest minerals like gold and palladium present in our smartphones. A look at the challenges involved at 1 of the 4 phone battery recycling plants in the world in South Korea; and another plant that dismantles over 150 different TV models for minerals. 

recommendedvideos

Most Popular Shows

In Search of Umami

In Search of Umami

Umami is the 5th basic taste after sweet, sour, bitter and salty but unlike the others, it’s hard to define. Often described as savoury, meaty ...

Champions For Change

Champions For Change

To mark its 20th anniversary in 2019, Channel NewsAsia will celebrate 20 individuals whose imagination, talents and efforts have uplifted their ...

Why It Matters

Why It Matters 2

He has journeyed to the past, travelled to the future and now he's back for more. Host Joshua Lim returns with a brand new season of this ...

Deciphering Indonesia

Deciphering Indonesia

For years, news anchor Cheryl Marella has reported on Indonesia from the studios and seen her birth country go through dramatic change. Now, she ...