And when you dump your old phone, Deirdre Lockwood has some good news about what might happen to your garbage and the 20 to 50 million tons of other electronic waste the world generates each year. The plastics and metals of e-waste are environmental hazards, but in a story for Chemical & Engineering News, Deirdre tells about how one phone part might be used to detoxify another.
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