Mining causes major damage to nature and is partly superfluous if more metals are recycled. Moreover, responsible process of electronics prevent pollution around scrapyards and dumping-grounds in Africa and Asia. Nevertheless banks invest more than 69 times more in mining than in recycling of metals for electronics. This came forward out the new field study (PDF) by de Eerlijke Bankwijzer (Fair Bank Guide).

What can you do? Check the infographic below to see how your bank scores on mining and call for more investments in recycling. Together we can make sure banks will invest more in recycling and less in mining.

Photo: Eerlijke Bankwijzer