E-waste and raw materials: from environmental issues to business models
The book is the result of the EU project E-mining@schools, which is co-funded by an international consortium consisting of EIT RAW Materials in collaboration with eleven international partners. The aim is to raise knowledge and awareness among students regarding the environmental and ethical considerations and business opportunities related to e-waste and its lifecycle.
The publication targets lower/upper secondary and vocational schools and the society at large. The book provides teaching materials for teachers on the topic of waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE), raw materials and their life cycle and their importance for sustainability objectives. The book introduces and explains in a popular science manner different concepts, such as critical materials, circular economy and the social and environmental aspects of e-waste. Special focus is placed on critical raw materials and urban mining.