Creating New Jewellery with precious metals recovered from electronic waste

Kunning Ding (Lead / Corresponding author)

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It is estimated that electronic and electrical equipment discarded in 2021 weigh more than 57 million tonnes, and less than one-fifth of this electronic waste (e-waste) is recycled. The Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are the integral component of any electronic equipment, and this is a useful type of waste due to their nearly 30% metal content. This research aims to explore the hydrometallurgy technique to recover precious metals from e-waste, and to transform the materials into wearable jewellery through developing new ways of utilising this material, specifically working with metals in solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-371
Number of pages10
JournalDesign Journal
Issue number2
Early online date16 Dec 2022
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2023


  • E-waste
  • jewellery
  • metal design
  • sustainable design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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