Trust Samsung to turn trash into gold. The company said that recycling recalled Galaxy Note7 units will yield 157 tons of gold, silver, cobalt and copper.
Recycled Galaxy Note7
According to a statement released by Samsung, the recycling of the Galaxy Note7 phones are underway. Unopened units were refitted with smaller 3,200 mAh batteries and resold in South Korea as the Galaxy Note FE (this we know). The recalled units, on the other hand, will be recycled and harvested for parts and precious metals.
Since electronic components have parts made from precious metals, Samsung’s recycling process is estimated to recover over 157 tons of gold, silver, cobalt, and copper. Other key components, such as AMOLED displays, memory semiconductors, and camera modules will also be extracted for reuse and recycling.
Samsung is said to work closely with domestic and foreign companies for the recycling process. This ensures the methods used in the collection and processing of recovered parts will be done in an ethical and eco-friendly manner.
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