Scientific Breakthrough for Tech Recycling

Scientists in Birmingham have found a new way to recycle the very important metals found in almost every type of modern technology.

A breakthrough that could have a huge implications for the tech industry.

Magnets made of "rare earth metals" are a vital part of almost every gadget from mobile phones to computer hard drives.

But most of the world's supply of rare earth metals is found in China. So being able to recycle them wouldn't just be greener it would also secure companies a new source of essential materials that would be outside the control of the Chinese government.

Read more on the BBC website