UrbanMining.org, an informational website dedicated to providing educational content for the public about the concept of urban mining, continues to provide unique perspectives on urban mining from all over the world, with its two latest reports coming from Asia.
The site, which maintains a free library of articles, news stories and how-to features about urban mining, recycling and the environment, recently reported on rare earth metal stories coming from China and Japan here: http://urbanmining.org/articles/.
Current perspectives on policies and procedures in China, Japan, Korea, Chile and other global urban mining hotspots are detailed among the site’s collection of articles, with more to come.
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 news articles and dedicated features can be found at the site.
“Urban mining is still a relatively new phenomenon,” 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. “And as with any emerging process or innovation, it pays to keep an eye on what is being done in other parts of the world. The global perspectives, such as these news stories out of China and Japan that we share on UrbanMining.org, are very important as they can help us understand the successes and challenges each country faces with the glut of electronic waste and what solutions they are exploring with urban mining being the common unifying thread.”