Humans have been engaged in mining ever since the first rocks were used for hand tools and building materials. Now with increasing global populations and technological developments, the demand for metals has put extreme pressure on the environment and societies where these metals are found. At the same time technologies are becoming obsolete at a record pace, resulting in record amounts of metal waste, electronic waste and e-scrap being generated every day.
It is Sepro’s aim to work together with recyclers to implement technologies and processes that will enable the economic recovery of precious metals, heavy metals and rare-earth elements (REEs) from these discarded metals and electronics. For example, e-scrap typically contains metal values 40-50 times higher than ore mined from the ground and is readily available in urban areas which not only reduces environmental impacts, but also greatly improves the economic efficiency of metal production.
Please contact Sepro today to learn more about urban mining and about how Sepro can help improve the recovery of precious metals, heavy metals and rare-earth elements from metal waste and e-scrap.