Element Scarcity – EuChemS Periodic Table

Element scarcity periodic table

In the International Year of the Periodic Table here is a warning about element scarcity from the European Chemical Society:

The smartphone you may be using right now to look at this unique Periodic Table is made up of some 30 elements – over half of which may give cause for concern in the years to come because of increasing scarcity. The issue of element scarcity cannot be stressed enough. With some 10 million smartphones being discarded or replaced every month in the European Union alone, we need to carefully look at our tendencies to waste and improperly recycle such items.

The periodic table pictured is available as a PDF.