The Promise and Limits of Urban Mining

Urban Mining is a concept that emphasises the potential of cities, the human habitat and built environment as a source of raw materials.
New research by Fraunhofer ISI–commissioned by ICA–looks at the definition of Urban Mining, the benefits it brings in strengthening the circular economy and raw materials value chain, the existing obstacles, and ways to scale the practice up around the globe.

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Urban Mining: the potential of cities, the human habitat and built environment as a source of raw materials.

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