Metal sustainability : global challenges, consequences, and by Reed M. Izatt

By Reed M. Izatt

The sustainable use of common assets is a crucial worldwide problem, and greater steel sustainability is a vital objective for the twenty first century so one can preserve the provision of serious metals and mitigate the environmental and healthiness concerns because of unrecovered metals. steel Sustainability: worldwide demanding situations, results and customers discusses vital issues and demanding situations linked with Read more...

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2009, Materials Flow of Platinum Group Metals in Germany, International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing, 1, 330–346. 5. , 2013, Metal Recycling – Opportunities, Limits, Infrastructure — A Report of the Working Group on the Global Metal Flows to the International Resource Panel, United Nations Environment Program, Paris, France. 6. , 2016, Refining and Recycling Technologies for Precious Metals, this volume. 7. , Global Metal Reuse, and Formal and Informal Recycling from Electronic and Other High‐Tech Wastes, this volume.

Diverting EoL products from landfills or uncontrolled discards requires a significant workforce. Beyond labor‐intensive collection activities, in countries with low labor costs manual dismantling of e‐waste and other wastes offers a large job potential and can be a viable alternative to mechanical treatment. Supervised manual dismantling of e‐waste can be a way gradually to formalize the informal sector and, together with appropriate training on sound recycling, avoid the negative environmental and health effects of crude “backyard‐ recycling”.

Development of recycling facilities and infrastructure would create significant employment potential (Table 1, 8), especially in collection and pre‐processing. Informal recycling operations are major employers of individuals of all ages in non‐OECD nations [3]. Diverting EoL products from landfills or uncontrolled discards requires a significant workforce. Beyond labor‐intensive collection activities, in countries with low labor costs manual dismantling of e‐waste and other wastes offers a large job potential and can be a viable alternative to mechanical treatment.

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