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Mining precious metals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Japan has collected 2.7 tonnes of bronze from e-scrap to create all bronze medals for the 2020 Olympic Games in…

Ore mining technology the answer for battery recyclers?

Recycling lithium-ion batteries is possible, yes, but the practice has yet to be perfected. What’s missing is a low-energy and…

Forget about metal ores, ‘urban mining’ is 13 times cheaper

GLOBAL – Recovering gold, copper and other metals from discarded electronics is 13 times cheaper than mining for virgin metals,…

Veolia mining pharmaceuticals’ hidden treasures

United Kingdom – Recycling group Veolia has taken decisive steps in the UK to recover precious metals from obsolete medicines…

USRE to pursue ‘Last Chance’ rare earth mining

United States – Rare earths exploration company US Rare Earths Inc (USRE) has announced that it is to focus its…

China cuts rare earth mining rights

China – China, currently the supplier of 90% of the world’€™s rare earth metals, is cutting mining rights on these…

Münster University wins Urban Mining Award

Germany – A cutting-edge pilot concept for the recovery of raw materials, conceived by Münster University Professors Bernhard Gallenkemper and…

Nippon Mining & Metals to start recycling of Lithium-Ion batteries

Archiv – Nippon Mining & Metals (NMM)of Japan has scheduled to start operating its scale plant aimed at the development…

Metals recycling major to move into mining

Archiv – Belgian metals company Nyrstar has announced in a Strategic Review that it is to expand into mining. The…

How to best tackle the e-waste nightmare?

As the world’s appetite for electronics continues to increase, so does the need to handle these products properly. And yet,…

BIR backs global recycling directory

The Bureau of International Recycling is appealing to national associations in the world’s leading economies to ensure their governments know…