I think it is a really interesting topic. I recently saw an article in the magazine called: Technology Review, the article is called Where Cell Phones Go to Die. It is really interesting essays talking about cell phones nowadays have take back programs. Most of them went into ReCellular (nation’s largest cell-phone recycling facility, which is based in Dexter, MI) if the cell phone’s is good in shape it will be reselling and refurbished. The one that’s broken will go to Sims Recycling Solutions in Chicago.(each month they receives more than 30,000 pounds) To get out the silver, gold and palladium from cell phones. A ton of cell phones can get 80 ounces of silver, eight ounces of gold and three ounces of palladium. Maybe you can look into how the company recycles the cell phones what kind of protections gear they have to protect them from toxic chemicals and further compare it with people in Africa.
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