Old gadgets stockpile

Old gadgets stockpile

Old gadgets stockpile. Embargoed to 0800 Wednesday August 21 Lizzy Ratcliffe of the Royal Society of Chemistry, with some of the redundant tech gathered by staff at the organisation's Cambridge HQ during an amnesty. Issue date: Wednesday August 21, 2019. Royal Society of Chemistry research reveals 82% of UK households with unused devices - including mobile phones, computers, smart TVs, MP3 players or e-readers -have no plans to recycle them after they fall out of use, with two thirds (66%) set to store such devices indefinitely as a spare. Only 18% will aim to recycle this technology, and just 14% are planning to sell their redundant devices on. The findings come as part of International Year of the Periodic Table and after the increasing scarcity of some of some of the naturally occurring elements used in phones was highlighted by the European Chemical Society (EuChemS) - with neodymium, yttrium and indium among those in increasingly short supply. See PA story TECHNOLOGY Elements. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire URN:44759944 (Press Association via AP Images)

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