Periodic Table Shows Element Scarcity

We all or almost all have one, but what elements is a smartphone made of? This periodic table by the European Chemical Society shows around 30 elements and its scarcity. Some 10 million smartphones are being discarded or replaced every month in the European Union and the raw materials are rarely recycled. EuChemS hopes that this thought-provoking periodic table will lead to reflection and ultimately, action.

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