Treasure from the Trash: 'Urban Mining' Could Reduce Reliance on Metal Imports
The demand for special metals used in the manufacture of electronics is booming, but a few countries control much of the world's supply. Germany is looking to reduce its reliance on imports by exploiting the metal that is thrown away in trash. Urban mining could become big business. (Already active in India, though the dangers of scavenging are obvious - but industrial recovery lags behind)
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