• A new study estimates how long mined metal can be recycled before it disappears

    In some cases, we discard another metal in the process of extracting one metal. Almost all aspects of modern society depend on a limited number of materials on earth. In order to live within the limits set by the earth, we must figure out how to make the most of what we extract and reuse what we extract. A new study released this week examines how far we are from reaching the ideal state of 61 different metals. In this process, the researchers calculated how long different metals stayed in…

    May 23, 2022