This book reflects on the causes of resource-based conflicts and competition, and presents solutions for safely and sustainably providing resources with a focus on material flow management. The contributions from different disciplines highlight issues such as safe access to resources, conflicts over water and energy supplies, waste of strategic mineral resources, sustainable resource consumption, and renewable energy technologies.17 different metals can be recovered from a printed circuit board if the Umicore process is used (but never all substances; e.g. tantalum or rare earth ... The dismantled PC-motherboard has a positive net value, recycling is viable by itself.
|Title||:||Competition and Conflicts on Resource Use|
|Author||:||Susanne Hartard, Wolfgang Liebert|
|Publisher||:||Springer - 2014-11-29|