Prospecting Secondary Raw Materials in the Urban Mine and mining wastes (ProSUM) - Final Report
Report, 2017

Batteries, electrical and electronic equipment, vehicles and mining waste contain both significant amounts and a large variety of raw materials, ranging from base metals to plastics, as well as precious metals and critical raw materials (CRMs). The EU is reliant on imports for many of these raw materials and aims to a Circular Economy. Securing responsible sourcing of those materials as well as increasing recycling rates is a complex societal challenge, partly because of the lack of structured data on the quantities, concentrations, trends and final whereabouts in different
waste flows of these secondary raw materials in the Urban Mine in Europe. Currently, data on primary and secondary raw materials are available in Europe, but scattered amongst a variety of institutions including government agencies, universities, NGOs and industry. The aim of the ProSUM project was to provide a state of the art knowledge base, using best available data in a harmonised and updateable format, which allows the recycling industry and policymakers to make more informed investment and policy decisions to increase the supply and recycling of secondary raw materials.

recycling

batteries

secondary materials

waste electrical and electronic equipment

end-of-life vehicles

urban mine

critical raw materials

Author

Jaco Husiman

United Nations University

Pascal Leroy

WEEE Forum

Francois Tertre

Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières (BRGM)

Maria Ljunggren Söderman

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis

Perinne Chancerel

Technische Universität Berlin

Daniel Cassard

Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières (BRGM)

A. N. Lovik

Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa)

Patrick Wäger

Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa)

Duncan Kushnir

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis

Vera Susanne Rotter

Technische Universität Berlin

Paul Mählitz

Technische Universität Berlin

Lucia Herreras

WEEE Forum

Johanna Emmerich

Technische Universität Berlin

Anders Hallberg

Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU)

Hina Habib

United Nations University

Michelle Wagner

United Nations University

Sarah Downes

WEEE Forum

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Transport

Energy

Materials Science

Subject Categories

Other Environmental Engineering

Environmental Management

Environmental Sciences

ISBN

978-92-808-9061-7

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