Urban Miners: The “Sanford And Son” Economy

Urban Miners: The “Sanford And Son” Economy
Innovation
Dan Gould
  • 29 april 2008


Usually found in areas with scarce resources, the practice of “Urban Mining” is growing around the world. The idea behind urban mining is to extract all of the precious metals hidden within old electronics to re-use or recycle into new products. The rising price of gold, silver, copper and iridium are driving this practice into the mainstream.

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