It takes 40 old mobile phones to make one gold ring. Or one tonne of gold ore, which is mined under life-threatening and environmentally harmful conditions. The question is, what do we choose? If we donate or properly dispose of our old mobile phones, smartphones and tablets, the gold is recycled and can be reused in the sense of the circular economy.
The WORLD GOLD DAY is an initiative of jewellery entrepreneur Guya Merkle who, with her foundation EARTHBEAT FOUNDATION, has been campaigning for a sustainable use of gold and alternative sources of income for people in gold mining since 2013.
Please join this initiative and find out where you can return your old mobile phones on the WGD website or ask your telco provider for support.