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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Mineral Resource Governance in the 21st Century: Gearing Extractive Industries towards Sustainable Development
The report calls for moving beyond the established paradigm of the ‘Social License to Operate’, towards a new governance reference point that enables public, private and other relevant actors in the extractive sector to ...