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Copper mining to grow after pandemic decline

The Covid-19 global lockdown during 2021 led to a decline in capacity utilisation rates of copper mines and plants from…

Mining the deep sea: will the world’s oceans help power your electric car?

If there’s one thing you can say about the recycling industry it’s that it’s unpredictable. That goes for most industries,…

Urban Mining: The next step in a climate-friendly American economy

March 18th marks Global Recycling Day, a day dedicated to turning waste into opportunity and highlighting the important role that…

Mining claims circular credit with recycled tools

Sandvik Group is striving to make the mining industry more circular by recycling steel from used cone crusher parts for…

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…