Urban Mining

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Urban Mining
Category Sustainable Development Terms
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Last Edit Date 2018-07-02

Urban Mining means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

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