News: UK - Strategically important metals
Remanufacturing and reuse has been increasingly mentioned in debates around the economic conservation of strategically important metals.
Monday, 31st January 2011
Since recycling of these metals, which include metals such as the rare earths in magnets or batteries, is often difficult, strategies based upon extending product life, remanufacturing, cascaded reuse and design for disassembly are attractive. Remanufacture and reuse has been mentioned approvingly in the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology’s enquiry into strategically important metals, including the work of the CRR. The importance of reuse was emphasized by several of the speakers summoned to give evidence, including members of the Metals Recycling Committee. For more information on the committee's enquiry, go to the external web link.