Wealth from waste: can urban mining save the planet?

Author: BBC


Brief Summary

The journalist investigates urban mining – the process of reclaiming raw materials from spent products, buildings and waste. She looks at what new technologies are helping us to recycle waste and the benefits that could bring.

It teaches why the booming electric vehicles industry will increasingly have to find raw materials for batteries outside of conventional mining.

One of the speakers discusses how re-using waste can help the rest of the world become less dependent on rare earth materials which come from Russia, China and Ukraine.


Circular economy education resource

Project No.: 2022-1-BG01-KA220-ADU-000085169

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