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Estimating critical extraction rates for the main metals for a sustainable society within the planetary limits

Sverdrup, Harald LU ; Ragnarsdottir, Kristin Vala and Koca, Deniz LU (2015)
Abstract
The critical rates of extraction of some metals was explored using a methodology based on the thinking behind critical loads for sulphur and nitrogen deposition developed in Europe 1990-2010. With a long term sustainability view in mind, critical rates based on 5,000 and 10,000 years were estimated and found to widely exceed the present extraction rates. Huge advances in recycling, as well as a significant contraction of metal demand would be required to reach no exceedence of the critical rates.
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  abstract     = {The critical rates of extraction of some metals was explored using a methodology based on the thinking behind critical loads for sulphur and nitrogen deposition developed in Europe 1990-2010. With a long term sustainability view in mind, critical rates based on 5,000 and 10,000 years were estimated and found to widely exceed the present extraction rates. Huge advances in recycling, as well as a significant contraction of metal demand would be required to reach no exceedence of the critical rates.},
  author       = {Sverdrup, Harald and Ragnarsdottir, Kristin Vala and Koca, Deniz},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Estimating critical extraction rates for the main metals for a sustainable society within the planetary limits},
  url          = {https://www.wrforum.org/ss16-circular-economy-and-decoupling/},
  year         = {2015},
}