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'Urban mining' in South Korea makes money from waste

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 01:09

As China’s aggressive hunt for overseas cobalt and lithium for electric vehicles pushes up prices and causes a global shortage of the key metals, South Korea is increasingly turning to such “urban mining” to recover cobalt, lithium and other scarce metals from electronic waste. Grace Lee reports.

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As China’s aggressive hunt for overseas cobalt and lithium for electric vehicles pushes up prices and causes a global shortage of the key metals, South Korea is increasingly turning to such “urban mining” to recover cobalt, lithium and other scarce metals from electronic waste. Grace Lee reports.

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'Urban mining' in South Korea makes money from waste

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 01:09