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Metal stocks in society: scientific synthesis

dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programme
dc.coverage.spatialGlobal
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T20:05:11Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T20:05:11Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-807-3082-1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/8438
dc.descriptionThe continued increase in the use of metals over the twentieth century has led to a substantial shift from geological resource base to metal stocks in society. This report reviews the relevant literature on this topic. From a compilation of 54 studies, it is clear that a reasonably detailed picture of in-use stocks and in-use lifetimes exists for only five metals: aluminum, copper, iron, lead, and zinc. Limited data suggest that per capita in-use stocks in more developed countries typically exceed those in less-developed countries by factors of five to ten.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUNEP
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectchemicals
dc.subjectmetals
dc.subjectmetallic pollutant
dc.subjectrecycling
dc.subject.classificationClimate Change
dc.titleMetal stocks in society: scientific synthesis
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.old-id9293
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000043


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