The town of Kiruna in Sweden is being moved building by building to facilitate new mining activity, in what’s thought to be Europe’s largest deposit of rare earth metals.
But do we need to mine for such materials? Can we recycle what we already have instead?
Kiruna’s Head of Planning Nina Eliason discusses the move, and Anders Lindberg from mining firm LKAB explains what they hope to recover from the mine.
Plus Robbie Staniforth from Ecosurety explains why e-waste recycling isn’t very popular, but why it is needed.
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