Shortage of raw materials
Reserves (million tonnes) 480
Reserves (million tonnes) 12,000
Annual mine production (million tonnes) 27
Static lifetime / reserves (years) 18
Static lifetime / resources (years) 444
The more recyclable a product is, the better. The recycling label documents the raw material efficiency level of a product
It’s easy enough to carp and complain. It’s far more difficult, though,...
REMONDIS’ Environmental Commitment (PDF)
It all began in the forest
The chief mining administrator, Hans Carl Carlowitz, developed the principle of sustainability for the forestry...
Find out more about the ReLei project in the chapter on researsch
Recovering and recycling lightweight components in fibre-reinforced composite hybrid structures so they can be reused – that not...
Teaching & training
The quality of an apprenticeship not only depends on the content of the material being taught but also on the general framework in which it is provided. We are, therefore, particularly proud of the...
Resource conservation and recycling are two ways of protecting our environment. Recycling raw materials quite simply means that fewer primary raw materials need to be mined – and reduces the...
Cradle to Cradle
The report analysing the potential of circular systems commissioned by the Ministry for Economic Affairs for the German state of NRW (German only)
By using the C2C design, companies are given the...
The same applies to recycling know-how as it does to all other kinds of know-how: it must first be disseminated before it can bring about social and political change. By providing others with...