Digitalization is everywhere in this current era and will be amplified more in the future due to the adoption of new technology.
While we benefit from the technology that provides convenience to our daily life and accessibility to information, it is critical for us to look at how we manage the electronic wastes generated at the end of their shelf life.
One of the most common electronic wastes is mobile phone. Companies introduce newer models with better function and quality in a shorter time gap from the launch of their previous models.
- Impacts of electronic waste to our health and environment.
- Metals present in electronic waste that are valuable for recycling.
- Segregation and mining of precious metals from electronic waste (Hands-on).
The workshop will comprise of some hands-on experience with participants bringing their old handphone or laptop to dismantle and mine for precious metals.
We will also introduce various methods use in the industry for the urban mining of precious metals and show case one of them during the workshop.
At the end of the workshop, participants will walk away with the understanding about the recycling process and some precious metals from their old electronic products as a souvenir.