e-waste processing micro factories fund

e-waste processing micro factories fund

proposed independent, not for profit, e-waste processing micro factories fund, promoting the recycling of electronic waste, from Adelaide HQ

Unfortunately this project was not successful


On 16th Nov 2016 our project closed



proposed independent, not for profit, e-waste processing micro factories fund, promoting the recycling of electronic waste, where eg. 1 tonne of mobile phones from 6,000 handsets, contains approx.

  • 130 kg of copper
  • 3kg of silver
  • 340 grams of gold
  • 140 grams of palladium

with case study ex. 25 million mobile phones just in Australia.

Local partners may include ;

  • University of New South Wales
  • United Nations University
  • Australian Research Council
  • CSIRO mineral futures project
  • Journal of Environmental Management
  • Local councils

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