Critical raw materials from an environmental perspective – ÖkoRess II published
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The results underline the need to implement measures for more environmental protection in global mining, more responsibility in raw material supply chains and better use of raw materials. Promising approaches are already in discussion: They range from the safe handling of mining waste and environmental due diligence in global raw material supply chains to longer product use cycles, more recycling and resource efficiency.
Together with the Öko-Institut, Projekt-Consult GmbH and Adelphi Consult GmbH, ifeu has been working on this topic since 2015. The results of the research project “Weiterentwicklung von Handlungsoptionen einer ökologischen Rohstoffpolitik” (ÖkoRess II) have now been published.