Fairtrade Gold Vs. Recycled Gold: When considering the ethics of Fairtrade Gold Vs. Recycled Gold fair trade gold is the choice.
Jewelry made from recycled metals has no impact on mining around the world. The great demand for precious metal as a currency hedge, or for investment purposes exists independently of jewelry production. No many how many pieces of jewelry are made with recycled metals, large-scale mining companies will continue to wreak havoc on communities and the environment around the world. Small-scale miners will continue to live in poverty and pollute their homes and surrounding eco-systems.