Plastic recycling results in rare metals
Plastic recycling results in rare metals being found in children's toys and food packaging. Some of the planet’s rarest metals – used in the manufacture of smartphones and other electrical equipment – are increasingly being found in everyday consumer plastics, according to new research. Source: sciencedaily.com
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