Mar 28, 2023
We Earthlings

The expense of gold jewelry and smartphones is higher than their monetary value. The gold industry consumes 132,086 gallons of water to extract just 2.2 pounds of gold from raw ore.

There is more gold in a ton of used mobile phones than in a ton of gold ore. Be sure to recycle your old phone so the valuable materials it contains can be reused.

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Gold jewelry and smartphones cost more than money

This poster was originally published on February 8, 2022.

By Earth911

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