The amount of gold and silver recycled by Apple is no small feat. Tech industry metal recycling will become more important as the price of metals rise while the cost of recycling and advances in technology make it all possible…

gold miningYou’ve heard rumors and reports of all the physical gold and silver that is headed to the landfill every year via discarded electronics- but just how much gold, silver, and platinum is really in your iPhone or tablet?

According to Ken Beyer, CEO of the Electronics Recycling Company, there is in fact more gold in a pound of electronics than in a pound of rich gold ore.
Forget South Africa, is Urban Mining the future for gold and silver producers/ recyclers?

Mining Your iPhone for Gold & Silver- the Infographic