Oct 2012: The European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials is officially supported by the Council of the European Union. The supply of raw materials, the lifeblood of today's high-tech industry, is increasingly under pressure.
Resource scarcity and the rise of the circular economy are inspiring businesses, industry associations and governments to develop new ways to recover precious and critical raw materials (CRMs) from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
Worker's health: The mining of raw materials for electronic products—including silicon, aluminum, copper, lead, and gold—contributes to increased respiratory problems for workers, such as silicosis, tuberculosis, bronchitis, and lung cancer.
What is the 'Basic Materials Sector'? The basic materials sector is a category of stocks for companies involved in the discovery, development and processing of raw materials. The sector includes the mining and refining of metals, chemical products and forestry products. The basic materials sector ...
3 • Raw materials like minerals form the basis for all industrial production processes and are therefore vital for industry. • In a few regions of the world, there is a risk that funds obtained from the
RAW MATERIALS. Efficient use of natural resources is critical to sustainability. The steel industry uses advanced technologies and techniques to increase production yield rates, reduce its energy requirements, and facilitate the use of by-products.