Urban Mining is the recovery of valuable components from used products, e.g. vehicles or electronic equipment, but also from installations and buildings. This is currently one of the fastest growing trends in the world.
- Urban mining is, in short, digging up what has already been dug up once. Where for some the product ends, for us its second, precious life begins. Let us remember that in order to obtain one tonne of copper, it is necessary to process between 100 and 200 tonnes of ore. However, if we use urban mining, i.e. "digging up" raw materials from used electrical and electronic equipment, we need only 20% of the energy we would use for the traditional extraction of this metal – explained Bartosz Kubicki.