May 17, 2022


Born to play

E-waste: Royal Mint wants to turn your old phone into gold

Each individual year we throw away thousands and thousands of tons of digital squander – aged desktops, mobile phones, televisions. All of them have circuit boards in them.

Now the Royal Mint has observed a way to flip them into gold, which they approach to use to make commemorative coins.

BBC Science editor Rebecca Morelle has been to their manufacturing unit in Llantrisant, in South Wales to find out how it is heading to be finished.