Now your mobile phones are a source of gold

By Rahul Ramesh

Now your mobile phones are a source of gold


Mobile Phones can generate gold, copper, plastic and other useful metals. This has been seen in China where large number of mobile phones are discarded each year. Thus, cellphones are a source of useful metals. Better understand the varied uses of cellphones today & extract lumpsome amount of Gold.

Around 1000 kg of gold along with one million kilos of copper & 5,000 kilos of silver can reportedly be obtained from mobile phones which you discard after use. Isn't this life changing? It certainly is. If the obtained gold, silver & copper are used efficiently, then you can be happy throughout your life. This discovery was reported from China. Here, around 100 million cellphones are discarded every year. Out of these various useful metals have been extracted including Gold and Silver.

Technology experts say that there are around 400 million mobile phones that are discarded every year throughout the world. Out of this, China itself accounts for upto 100 million discarded phones. Experts also say that a mobile phone incorporates various useful metals. These include Gold, Silver & Copper & recyclable plastic as well. Not only this, around 150 grams of gold & 100 kilos of copper & approximately 3kg of silver can be extracted from mobile phones that are discarded.

Since 100 million phones are discarded in China, the amount of gold would be 1500kilos. Cool isn't it?  If useful metals can be extracted through phones, then mines needn't have to be dug up. This would amount to saving the earth. Thus mobile phones are not only a source of entertainment but are a source of various useful resources as well.

Most Read Articles
Best Mobiles in India

Stay updated with latest technology news & gadget reviews - Gizbot

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Yes No
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Gizbot sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Gizbot website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more