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The global environmental costs of mining and processing abiotic raw materials and their geographic distribution

Mining and processing of raw materials has many adverse effects on the environment. The chair of Sustainable Engineering quantified the impact of mining and processing 38 abiotic raw materials with LCA coupled with environmental costs. The research was funded by the BMBF.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.132232

Carbonbrief picked up the paper – read their article “Emissions from mining cause ‘up to £2.5tn’ in environmental damages each year” here:

https://www.carbonbrief.org/emissions-from-mining-cause-up-to-2-5tn-in-environmental-damages-each-year/