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Raw materials: Recycled resources, new potential Published on: 16/06/2014, Last update: 23/06/2015

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The supply of raw materials, the lifeblood of today's high-tech industry, is increasingly under pressure.

Thus, as Europe shifts towards a more resource-efficient economy, the European Commission is committed to using any and all resources at our disposal – including waste. This push is part of European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani’s European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on raw materials, designed to establish Europe as the leader in raw material exploration, extraction, processing and recycling by 2020.

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