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Potential to offset mining for renewable energy through recycling [20119]

Project Member(s): Wakefield-Rann, R., Florin, N., Dominish, E.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Earthworks

Start year: 2020

Summary: The potential impact of recycling, reuse and circular economy solutions: Recycled minerals and the potential to offset new mining for clean energy. Current projections in EW/UTS report assume that feedstock comes only from clean energy sources. What if the feedstock was expanded to look at all sources, and at more favorable recycling and take back policies? Minerals recycling and reuse policies: Mapping recycling, take back and recirculation policies - can we compile a list of the strongest minerals recycling policies on paper, and the impact they’ve had, both mandatory (any size of jurisdiction) and voluntary (eg within a corporation or industry)

FOR Codes: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified, Environment Policy, Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability, Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities, Environmentally Sustainable Transport, Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards