How a robot recycles our electronic waste – BBC News

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It’s estimated that the amount of e-waste generated last year was more than 57m tonnes.

Phone recycling is on the rise, but most handsets still end up in landfill sites, reports BBC technology programme Click.

The majority of modern smartphones contain about 30 elements, including rare earth materials such as gold and tin.

The World Economic Forum has warned that some elements could be completely depleted in 100 yeas.

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