New Technology Aims to Reduce E-Waste

E-waste is shipped to many poorer countries where they burn and melt metal. This process generates CO2 and toxic gas. New technology brings hope of reducing environmental damage. Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley is working on a solution that can scrub valuable components from recycled electronics like how we wash dishes.

September 6, 2022 - Today's "One Minute Digest" from ELAINE on creating environmental friendly electronics and reducing e-waste. Business intelligence is only valuable if we can digest it. What can we get from ELAINE in one minute if we let it read articles of our choosing. Here is an understanding from ELAINE on the subject.

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    "Fellow researcher Junpyo Kwon, a student at UC Berkeley, says it combines elements that conduct electricity, with a biodegradable material and activating enzymes that react to heated water."

    "Professor Xu and her team turned to 3D printing to create a fully recyclable and biodegradable printed circuit. The key is the material flowing out of the nozzle"

    "In other words, just add water. At the right temperature, the team says the sticky stuff in the ink separates from the expensive metals that conduct the electrical pulses - the core of circuits. After it's separated the metals can be recovered and recycled."

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