Tag: rawmaterials

LOOPS 2.0 #5: Recovery of Raw Materials

The 5th episode of Loops returned to the world of raw materials.  Held on December 16th, the session gave voice to other two European projects that target the recovery of raw materials as their priority goal.  The demand for raw materials is rising and is becoming increasingly more difficult to meet. Europe’s access to raw materials is becoming a serious issue, especially when dealing with rare materials such as Tantalum…

Have you ever wondered what we actually mean when we talk about raw materials?

According to Degryse (2005:140), raw materials can be defined as substances in unprocessed or minimally processed states, as well as any matter coming from agriculture, forestry, fishing or mineral in its natural form or which has undergone the transformation required to prepare it for the international market in substantial volumes. Just to give you an example, The metal used to manufacture canned consumer goods would be a raw material for…