Urban mining key to resource sustainability, says Outotec

By Laura Syrett
Published: Thursday, 12 June 2014

Mineral processing engineers are constantly looking to improve the efficiency of mineral recovery from primary resources, but Outotec believes the industry is overlooking possibilities to recover value from mineral-rich consumer waste.

Finland-based engineering group Outotec Oyj has called on the mineral processing industry to recognise its sustainability obligations and invest in ways of recovering minerals efficiently from all available resources, including 'urban mines'.

Speaking at the Sustainability through Resource Conservation and Recycling (SRCR) 2014 conference in Falmouth, UK, today, Markus Reuter,...

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