For my final project in Metals, Mining and the Environment, I investigated what actually happens to electronic waste (e-waste). I explored the technical feasibility and economic viability of recovering various compounds and elements. My final deliverable for the class was the following graphic exploring the recyclability of a desktop computer.
- Larmer, Brook. “E-Waste Offers an Economic Opportunity as Well as Toxicity.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 5 July 2018, www.nytimes.com/2018/07/05/magazine/e-waste-offers-an-economic-opportunity-as-well-as-toxicity.html.
- United Nations Environment Programme. “E-Waste Volume I.” United Nations Environment Programme, 2007, http://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/7857/EWasteManual_Vol1.pdf
- Bakas et al. “Critical metals in discarded electronics: Mapping recycling potentials from selected waste electronics in the Nordic region.” Nordic Co-operation, Nordic Council of Ministers, 2016, https://norden.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:936670/FULLTEXT02.pdf