Recycling Rate for Metals is Way Too Low

Martin Lamonica over at CNET's Green Tech has a good post about yet another environmental issue where progress is too slow: The recycling of metals, especially from end-of-life electronics.

"Less than one third of about 60 metals had an end-of-life recycling rate over 50 percent and 34 elements had a recycling rate below 1 percent. In addition to creating a larger supply of metals, recycling is estimated to be two to 10 times more resource-efficient than smelting metals from ore, according to the study."

Read the whole thing here: Low rates of metal recycling handicap green tech. See also: 95% Data-Center Cooling Energy Reduction Thanks to Fluid-Submerged Servers

Tags: Electronics | Recycling