|Category||Sustainable Development Terms|
|Last Edit By||FIDIC|
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|Last Edit Date||2018-07-02|
Urban Mining means :
Urban mining is the process of reclaiming compounds and elements from products, buildings and waste. It implies the reduction of influx of resources by making better use of the existing stocks of materials available in the urban environment through increased recycling rates. It contributes to move toward more resource efficient cities and to scale-up their benefits.
Based on urban mining.org, http://urbanmining.org/ and on UNEP (undated) cities and buildings, http://www.unep.org/SBCI/pdfs/Cities_and_Buildings-UNEP_DTIE_Initiatives_and_projects_hd.pdf