Eco-mining lessens environmental impact

By pulling metals out of mine wastewater and automating operations underground, researchers are helping minimise the environmental impact of mining.

Almost everything we use in our daily lives – clothes, paper, computers, phones, cars and even houses – would not be there without materials extracted from the earth.

One day, humans might be able to get nearly everything they need through recycling alone. Until then, however, mining will be essential.

Read more on EU Horizon

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