Global e-waste is the fastest-growing waste stream in the world, with the UN estimating that at the current rate, global e-waste will reach 74 metric tonnes by 2030.
These discarded materials hold overlooked value, with at least 7% of the world’s gold discarded in broken or old electronics. The Royal Mint has launched the world’s first jewellery company to ease these issues using 100% recovered gold from electronic waste for their products. The collection, titled ‘886’, features a series of necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets produced at The Royal Mints plant in South Wales. The company combines traditional manufacturing methods with innovative engineering skills to create highly distinctive and sustainable pieces. The collection aims to create jewellery that will retain its value for multiple generations.
Royal Mint, 2022
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