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Rare Earth Elements Infographic Shows the Impact of Resource Depletion on Green Technology
Posted By Kirsten Hendrich On December 3, 2012 @ 5:00 pm In clean tech,green technology,Reader Submitted Content,Renewable Energy | No Comments
Today people around the world depend on devices like smartphones , tvs, and laptops to learn, work, and communicate with those we love. However the production of these devices has resulted in a major reduction of REE s (rare earth elements) – and we’re currently at risk of depleting the world’s entire supply. Electronics recycling  rates must be improved and more efficient designs must be sought out in order to ensure the earth’s supply of rare earth elements for future generations. To highlight the problem, Voucher Cloud  has created a great infographic about REEs, re-cycling and sustainable technology – check it out after the jump!
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