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Assessing Mineral Resources in Society: Metal recycling - Opportunities, Limits, Infrastructure - Summary
A Product-Centric approach is necessary to promote metals recycling in the 21st century. This means the application of economically viable technology and methods throughout the recovery chain to extract metals from the ...
Metal Recycling: Opportunities, Limits, Infrastructure
This report discusses how to increase metal-recycling rates – and thus resource efficiency from both quantity and quality viewpoints. The discussion is based on data about recycling input, and the technological infrastructure ...
Recycling Rates of Metals: A Status Report
In theory, metals can be used over and over again, minimizing the need to mine and process virgin materials and thus saving substantial amounts of energy and water while minimizing environmental degradation. Raising levels ...
Responsible Resource Management for a Sustainable World: Findings from the International Resource Panel
This synopsis highlights key findings from the following reports of the International Resource Panel: A) Priority products and materials: assessing the environmental impacts of consumption and production; B) Decoupling ...
Assessing Mineral Resources in Society: Environmental Risks and Challenges of Anthropogenic Metals Flows and Cycles - Summary
The global metals production shows tremendous impact on the world’s energy use, as primary metals production is responsible for 7 – 8 % of the total global energy use. Furthermore primary metal production causes severe ...
Environmental Risks and Challenges of Anthropogenic Metals Flows and Cycles
This report focuses on the impact of metals on the environment as well as on their life cycle energy use. Currently primary metals production is responsible for 7 8 % of the total global energy use as well as for severe ...
Soaring Demand for Metals Calls for Rethink of Recycling Practices, Says International Resource Panel
Raising recycling rates through product-centric approach can mitigate negative environmental impacts
Recycling of ‘Specialty Metals’ Key to Boom in Clean-Tech Sector from Solar and Wind Power to Fuel Cells and Energy Efficient Lighting
Big energy and greenhouse gas savings also possible from upping recycling rates of iron and copper says new UN Environment report
With Around 40% of Resource Extraction and Use Linked to World Trade, New Policies Required to Address Environmental Impacts
IRP report finds trade shifting burden of environmental impacts to developing economies
International Trade in Resources: A Biophysical Assessment - Summary for Policy Makers
This particular report was prepared by the IRP’s Working Group on Environmental Impacts, with the aim to enhance knowledge on the nature, location and size of the environmental impacts of trade. It provides a comprehensive ...