More jewelers, large and small, are using precious metals recovered from electronic waste.
Twelve years ago, Eliza Walter was studying design at high school in England when she learned about e-mining, the process of recovering precious metals from electronic waste. During a school trip to a local foundry in Melton Mowbray, the owner explained to Ms. Walter and other students that gold was mined from the earth, but there also was a way to obtain it from landfills.
“You just remember things, don’t you sometimes, when something is very, very memorable,” Ms. Walter, founder of the Lylie jewelry brand, said in an interview at her West London atelier.
After researching electronic waste
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