recycled gold

recycled gold

15 Reasons You Should Buy Fairtrade Gold Jewelry vs Recycled Jewelry

Marc Choyt | Sep 18, 2020 | Ethical Outlooks
The most important question to ask your jeweler is: is this piece traceable from mine to market? And yes, this definitely applies to jewelers who use recycled gold wedding rings.

"Eco-Friendly" Recycled Gold Infographic

Marc Choyt | Mar 18, 2020 | Ethical Outlooks
The more recycled paper we use, the fewer trees we cut down. True. The more recycled gold we use, the less we mine. False.

Why Fairtrade Gold and How it Works

Marc Choyt | Mar 16, 2020 | Ethical Outlooks
Many ASM miners survive on $1-2/day, and most are subject to unfair terms of trade—along with a lack of basic human rights protections...Exploited by middlemen, they rarely receive a fair price for their gold—and become ensnared in a cycle of poverty.

The Truth About Recycled Gold vs Fairtrade Gold

Marc Choyt | Mar 16, 2020 | Ethical Outlooks
It's a simple fact that recycling precious metals (like gold) is not the same as recycling plastic bottles or aluminum cans. To put it baldly, using recycled gold has absolutely no environmental or humanitarian benefits.

Your Recycled Gold Wedding Ring Adds 18 Grams of Mercury to the Environment

Marc Choyt | Apr 04, 2019 | Ethical Outlooks
We cannot influence large-scale gold mining. It is the politics of greed. What we can do is focus on the small-scale producers. That is the politics of bread. As long as they are out there mining, the only truly ethical path forward is to help these people mine in a way that supports them to live with dignity while minimizing environmental impact. 

 

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