Life cycle assessment: How dirty is gold?

Gold is popular, but has little practical use.

Life cycle assessment: How dirty is gold?

Gold is popular, but has little practical use. Some dentists still make bridges and crowns from gold alloys; Industry also uses gold in small quantities, for example in smartphones. But gold is mostly used as an investment or as jewelry. It has a subjective value that we humans attribute to it. And the ecological balance of the precious metal? It is, in short, catastrophic.

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