Critical Raw Materials
Raw materials are crucial to Europe’s economy. They form a strong industrial base, producing a broad range of goods and applications used in everyday life and modern technologies.
The Critical Raw Materials (CRM) recovery is working to ensure that a wider range of minerals and metals are recovered during recycling of waste electronic and electric equipment (WEEE) in Europe.
United Nation Organization
"2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" (settembre 2015).
Prospecting Secondary raw materials in the Urban mine and Mining wastes (This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 641999). Links to Urban Mine Platform, which displays all readily available data on products put on the market, stocks, composition and waste flows for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), vehicles and batteries for all EU 28 Member States plus Switzerland and Norway. Iceland is also included for vehicles.
Dig Into Mining
The Story of Copper is an interactive educational program for students grades 6-8 that uncovers the use of metals such as copper in our everyday life, and provides students a deeper understanding of today’s hard rock mining industry.
Mining literally means extraction. Our Mother Earth has lots of resources deep within her and mining is the method of extracting all these valuable resources from the earth through different means. There are different methods to extract these resources which are found in different forms beneath the earth's surface.
Eurostat: circular economy
Which indicators are used to monitor the progress towards a circular economy? The monitoring framework on the circular economy as set up by the European Commission consists of 10 indicators, some of which are broken down in sub-indicators.