UrbanMining.org, an informational website dedicated to providing educational content for the public about the concept of urban mining, is now offering a free library of articles, news stories and how-to features about urban mining, recycling and the environment.

Urban mining, the process of reclaiming compounds and elements from products, buildings and waste, is a growing trend in recycling that has presented new job opportunities and environmental solutions. The UrbanMining.org website was designed to track the urban mining movement and help explain this relatively new phenomenon to the general public. A wealth of articles, information and the regularly updated library of recent news articles and dedicated features can be found at http://urbanmining.org/articles/ .

“UrbanMining.org was designed to help people and businesses better understand the urban mining movement and the fact that this movement is not a trend – it is the beginning of a new frontier,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronics and e-waste, and parent company of UrbanMining.org. “Out of global environmental problems has sprung powerful opportunities that cannot be ignored. It’s clear that the recovery of reusable materials from unwanted or discarded sources have led us to a new level of reusing and recycling that will continue to have substantial impact on our economy and our environment.”