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Issue 276 – From Waste to Wealth
Researchers are supporting Australia’s move to a zero-waste culture with cutting edge science. This edition of ECOS showcases how we can turn waste into wealth.
Motherboards as mother lode
Mar 17, 2021
Did you know there is up to 100 times more gold in a tonne of mobile phones than in a tonne of gold ore? Microbes could underpin a new urban biomining industry, where gold, silver, copper and other e-waste metals are extracted more cleanly and more economically than through conventional mining.
Supercharging Australia’s lithium-ion battery recycling industry
Mar 19, 2021
Australia could have a $3.1 billion industry in lithium-ion battery recycling, according to a new report.