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The Benefits of Recycling Consumer Electronics

Before you throw out your old smartphone, you might want to consider the benefits of recycling it. Consumer electronics like your old smartphone, contain critical materials such as gold, platinum, and rare earth metals that are both limited in supply and valuable. We talked to GAO's Karen Howard--a director in our Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics team--about how recycling your old smartphone and other electronics could help extend the supply of critical materials, and reduce the U.S.â??s reliance on importing these items.