Motu

28
Aug

Critical raw materials: what are they?

Raw materials, which are essential elements in today’s industrial production, are crucial for the sustainable functioning of our economy. Used in microprocessors, smartphones, LCD screens, batteries and low energy light bulbs, raw materials are an intrinsic part of our daily lives and the industry demand is growing at impressive rates. Strategic economic sectors in Europe, such as the automotive, aerospace

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21
Aug

Discovering the unused potential of secondary materials

From the viewpoint of circular economy, a large share of products would still need improvements, particularly as regards the choice of materials and the case of residues. We also need to change our way of thinking and we need more information in order to leverage the unused potential of secondary materials. Trends affect the product cycle In its report “Circular

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24
Jul

RECAP: SCRREEN Expert Group workshop on CRM ‘Resources’ issues

Launched in November 2016, the SCRREEN project aims to create a long-lasting Expert Network on Critical Raw Materials issues. The activities of the project are focused on the three pillars of critical raw materials: primary resources, secondary resources (recycling and recovery issues) and best alternatives for substitution of materials/processes. MINPOL chaired the ‘Resources’ Expert Group that will contribute to mapping, assessing and

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26
Jun

SCRREEN Expert Group workshop on CRM ‘Resources’ issues

Launched in November 2016, the SCRREEN project aims to create a long-lasting Expert Network on Critical Raw Materials issues. The activities of the project are focused on the three pillars of critical raw materials: primary resources, secondary resources (recycling and recovery issues) and best alternatives for substitution of materials/processes. Six Expert Groups (Markets, Governments & Policies, Substitution, Resources, Circular Economy,

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25
May

STRADE organises: Steps towards sustainable partnership approaches and responsible mining practice

Strategic Dialogue on Sustainable Raw Materials for Europe (STRADE) will organise the following event – European and global extractive industries: Steps towards sustainable partnership approaches and responsible mining practice. It is slated to take place in Brussels, Belgium from 19-20 June 2017. STRADE aims to facilitate four workshops: Day 1 A1. Dialogues between resource producers and consumers: Towards a new platform for

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18
May

13th International Mine Water Association Congress – Mine Water & Circular Economy

Mining and reliable mine water management are of outstanding importance for the Finnish and worldwide mining industry. IMWA 2017’s Congress theme will be “Mine Water & Circular Economy” which will be presented in 243 oral and poster presentations. This event will hold from 25-30 June 2017. Circular economy means, “closing the loop” of product life-cycles by improving recycling and re-use. In

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