Digitalization and natural resources

Great expectations are being set for digital solutions to reach climate targets, but their environmental impacts are not widely known. For example, the demand for critical raw materials used in smartphones and televisions, metals and minerals, is constantly increasing. Furthermore, the required metal alloys are difficult to recycle, and the devices have a shortlifespan

The circular economy and sustainability must be included throughout the value chain from the mining of metals and minerals to the material development, device design, marketing, use, and recycling.

The life cycle of a smart phone is short and it is difficult to recycle.
 The life cycle of digital products is short © SYKE


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Published 2021-11-12 at 16:18, updated 2021-11-17 at 14:57
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