List of products included you can return

All mobile phones from any BRAND are very welcome.

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UPC is receiving discarded mobile phones to keep on researching a new method to recover metals.

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Metal recovery from the mainboard

From a bioleaching process, i.e. the extraction of metals through the use of living organisms, in this case bacteria, metals can be recovered from printed circuit boards (PCBs).

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The remaining components remain in storage until a recovery partner is found.

How much is your old phone going to be recovered NOW if you donate it to Science?

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Recovery Index

  • Recycled 40% 40%
  • Storage 60% 60%

This product is composed by 3 components. Presently we are focusing in recovering metals from the electronic backplate. The other two parts, screens and covers are divided by brands and stored waiting to find a partner to be recovered.

How your old phone is recovered

Batteries and mainboards

Contain more than 50 metals in a plastic container. Discover how it is recovered!

Bioleaching

From a bioleaching process, i.e. the extraction of metals through the use of living organisms, in this case bacteria, metals can be recovered from printed circuit boards (PCBs).

Recovery Centers involved in the process

Covers

All mobiles are in a plastic and metal casing that can be recovered.

Recycling

Both the plastics and metals in the casing can be shredded and then recycled SEPARATELY. They are currently stored and sorted for further processing by their brands or other recovery centers.

Recovery Centers involved in the process

Screens

All mobiles are in a plastic and metal casing that can be recovered.

Pending

Looking for partners to Recover Screens

¡Looking for partners!

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