Thailand plans to extract high-value metals from recycled e-waste to serve high-tech industries

Thailand’s Ministry of Industry plans to develop a new recycling technology that would enable the extraction of rare-earth metals from recycled industrial and household waste to serve high-tech industries. 

According to the ministry’s Department of Primary Industries and Mines, Thailand generates 500,000 tons of electronic waste per year, which contains recyclable metal worthy of an estimated 30 billion baht (959 million U.S. dollars).