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Global Resources Outlook 2019: Natural Resources for the Future we want - Factsheet
Over the past five decades, our global population has doubled, the extraction of materials has tripled and gross domestic product has quadrupled. The extraction and processing of natural resources has accelerated over the ...
Assessing Mineral Resources in Society: Metal recycling - Opportunities, Limits, Infrastructure - Infographic
A global move to a Product-Centric approach, in which recycling targets specific components of a product and devises ways to separate and recover them, is essential. This report addresses the challenges of recycling ...
Assessing Mineral Resources in Society: Metal recycling - Opportunities, Limits, Infrastructure - Factsheet
Due to increasingly complex products metal recycling in the 21st century is becoming a more challenging business. The report of UNEP’s International Resource Panel on “Metal Recycling – Opportunities, Limits, Infrastructure” ...
Environmental Risks and Challenges of Anthropogenic Metals Flows and Cycles - Factsheet
The unique properties of metals make them essential for many applications and future global demand is predicted to increase. Given this relevance the report of UNEP’s International Resource Panel on “Environmental Risks ...
International Trade in Resources: A Biophysical Assessment - Factsheet
International trade is indispensable in enabling countries to meet demand for vital resources, which are not available, accessible or affordable domestically. However, it is precisely the attendant impact trade has on ...
Environmental Risks and Challenges of Anthropogenic Metals Flows and Cycles: How Metals Determine Our Lives – Infographic
How metals determine our lives
How Metals Determine Our Lives
Recycling rates of metals are far lower than potential for reuse. Less than one-third of 60 studied have a recycling rate above 50 per cent, though many are crucial to clean technologies such as batteries for hybrid cars ...