sustainable production of
Critical Raw Materials (CRMs)
for Europe’s green ambitions
SUPPLY AT RISK
The rapidly increasing scarcity and the dependence of countries outside the European Union for the supply of Raw Materials, is slowly becoming problematic.
The increasing demand for strategic metals, the trade conflict between the United States and China and the Covid-19 pandemic, are putting the security of supply at risk.
The European manufacturing industry must keep unhindered access to Critical Raw Materials. If not, the EU will not be able to live up to its sustainable ambitions and will miss the most promising opportunity to facilitate its local supply chains.
The production of Printed Circuit Boards is very complex, but the same applies to the recovery of the elements by Urban Mining.
URBAN MINING IN THE EU
By recovering a maximum number of strategic and precious metals from 15,000 tons of discarded Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) per year, we can keep these Raw Materials available for the manufacturing industry. Circular Industries is the only company that takes responsibility and leadership for resource independence.
RECOVERY OF 8 ELEMENTS FROM PCBs
expanding to 24 elements within 3 years
COPPER SUPPLY CRUNCH
Demand for Copper will continue to rise, due to the emergence of renewable energy and electric transport. Meanwhile, the pipeline to start-up primary mining projects is the lowest in over a century.
China roughly accounts for 50% of global Copper consumption. By 2027, the Copper demand will rise by 56%. (source: ICA)
The question is from where this Copper is going to come? The long-anticipated supply crunch might come sooner than expected.
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