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Report: Recovery of critical and other raw materials from mining waste and landfills

In May 2019, the Commission issued the report 'Recovery of critical and other raw materials from mining waste and landfills - state of play on existing practices'

The report shows existing practices to recover critical and other raw materials from extractive waste and landfill. It outlines technological processes for the recovery of different materials from mining tailings and industrial waste as well as best practices for improving the knowledge base on the availability of secondary materials.

Furthermore, it provides potential recovery estimates of certain materials and outlines prerequisites for recovery practices on a larger scale than today.