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More metal recycling needed says UN

Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011

The world faces a shortage of essential metals if it does not recycle more, according to a United Nations Environment Programme report. It states that metal recycling rates are “discouragingly low” and that a “recycling society appears no more than a distant hope”. The study found that that less than a third of 60 metals have a recycling rate above 50 per cent and 34 have a recycling rate below 1 per cent.

Category: Recycling
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