What happens to all of those broken computers? Most end up at tips where they are sorted into batches before being sent off to a third world countries where they are effectively broken up. The precious metals are removed by workers who are knowledged in old equipment and working in terrible conditions.
However, fortunately there are people like Jacob and Michelle Fausset who have seen more to this than just making this somebody else’s problem. They produce up cycled jewellery from these old computer parts and they look really good too.
Prices start at around $15
Source [Tree Hugger]