FOCUS: The challenges of recycling critical minerals

Published: Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Recycling is a key way of reducing Europe’s reliance on minerals such as rare earths

By Peter Willis

The interest in the 14 EU “critical raw materials” following the publication of a European Commission report released in June 2010 has led to a multitude of initiatives regarding their extraction, processing, trade and substitutability. 

Considerable attention has been placed on the potential to reduce European reliance...

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