in the production of mobile phones can lead to a lot of waste, due to, among other things, on the fact that they contain so many different types of metals. The Site Of Research.make sure, that publishes news about research from the country's universities and research institutions, reports that one day, in the average, contains 68 non-ferrous metals.
The batteries are for example lithium, and cobalt, and the wires, there is a lot of cups of the Screens, contains, among other things, tin. In addition, the needed copper, and gold, and of silver for the electronics.
" And when you have to keep in mind that, in order to extract a pound of copper might have to break out the hundreds and even a thousand kilos of copper ores and rock raw materials. It takes a lot of energy in those processes and the chemicals required to produce the metals, " explains Göran Finnveden vice president for sustainable development at the institute and a professor in environmental strategic analysis.
He, like the scientists, from the Swedish Environmental research institute IVL Swedish environmental research institute looked at which parts of its life cycle, which affects climate the most. And it is in production, the climate, and the miljöavtrycket it is most needed. To use and charge the phone every day for several years, do not have the same environmental impact as producing all of the material, and all of the small electronic components for mobile phones.
" Klimatavtrycket also has a tendency to increase in the larger and more powerful handset you choose and of course, the larger the screen is, then there is of course more to it, too.
It is in the course of manufacture of the mobile phones, such as climate and miljöavtrycket it is most needed.Photo by: < / b> SHUTTERSTOCK Production in China, with a fossil fuel
When the Advice & Knowledge, told us about smart-mobilers environmental impact, it was pointed out that a lot of these components are manufactured in China, which uses much more fossil fuel energy than what you are used to in Sweden. And a lot of metals, the so-called ”conflict minerals”. They are mined in areas of the world where the money from the mining, creating an international crime and the financing of the war. It is also the case that children are forced to work in the mines, and that human rights are being violated.
the more energy-intensive than mining, the manufacture of the chip. Research.to see the type of production is constantly demanding new and more and more plants, and it is often cheaper to build new factories, as the technology is renewed, as opposed to upgrade existing facilities.
The answer, it is difficult to imagine how even a small part of the mobile phone have an impact on the climate of the earth, but we must also remember that the smartphone in four years, it went from being a niche product, that is, five per cent of the population used to be something which every person has in their pocket. According to råd & Rön, expect the researchers to be only about 60 per cent of the mobile phones are re-used. The rest are lying around in dresser drawers or end up electronic waste at the återvinningscentralerna.
" of Course, it would be best if more people kept up their credit longer and manufacturers are making it easier to cook in their mobile phones. As it stands now, allows software to limit the amount of time that we think we can have mobile phones to remain, and it is easy to lose and be apart of the smart phone, " says professor Göran Finnveden.
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in 2020 are estimated at 2.5 million smartphones to be sold in Sweden, and around two billion in the world.
When the scientists look at the handset's life-cycle, in the case of manufacturing, the greatest environmental impacts will occur.
, A single day may give rise to 86 kg of waste, and include 68 different types of metals, such as cobalt, gold, copper, silver, and magnesium. The manufacturing process is also often made with fossil fuels.
Source: DAILYMAIL, and Research.see, råd & Rön, the environmental protection agency, the Swedish Environmental research institute IVL Swedish environmental research institute.
to View merVisa mindreSå reduce klimatavtrycket from your mobile phone
Keep your phone for as long as possible.
to Cook, rather than buy a new one.
, then Select a smaller phone with smaller screen, so as to reduce the use of environmentally harmful materials.
Sell your old mobile phone instead of allowing it to litter in a litter box. To leave the whole end-of-life mobiles for recycling.
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