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Population and welfare are growing. Providing the world with metals is becoming a major challenge. Only by closing the loop will metals be available in sufficient quantities, not just now but also in the future: urban mining, the substantial re-use and recycling of metals. In this MOOC we will explore the challenges related to metals supply, both scarcity and environmental impacts, and the conditions and consequences of a circular economy for metals, based on the reports of UNEP's International Resource Panel.
Week 2: The metals challenge: scarcity, environmental impacts, criticality
Week 3: Metal stocks and flows
Week 4: Re-use and recycling: urban mining
Week 5: Towards a circular economy
- Ester van der Voet - Institute of Environmental Sciences
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