An unusual and forgotten source of silver that can be reclaimed is that of photographs. There is a process called electrolysis that can separate the silver from paper. Electrolysis works by using a direct electronic current which causes a chemical reaction in the silver. The amount of silver may be small in photographs, but recycling the silver has more impact on the environment than just throwing away grandma's old pictures.
Coincidentally, silver is used in environmentally friendly products such as solar panels. Silver is found in the conducting wires and are required for turning solar light into energy. Solar panels can be costly due to the fact that it contains gold and silver, but if silver is recycled, it could reduce the costs and allowing the average family to afford and used a solar panel. The long term results of recycling silver can provide the populous to use an alternative but clean energy source.