Landfill mining takes off
- Will take place on January 01, 2013
- Predicted on July 03, 2008
- Countdown Expired
- Votes 2
- Chance 50.0 %
- Influence 57
Within the next few years, say by 2013, it will become technically and economically practical to mine landfills for several basic resources. Imagine how much aluminum, copper, gold, platnium, etc is currently buried in our trash. The density for many base materials runs substantially higher in landfills than it does in the earth. The amount of processing required for separated material from a landfill would be much less than that from a 'natural' source. ...
ReasonEconomic pressure: real material prices are increasing, as are energy prices.
Technological ability is increasing in the recycling realm.
WhereEarth LAT: 44.03 LONG: -94.07 RADIUS: 162
Bymining companies, recycling companies
- Parent Connection - 37 Years Left
- 16 Years Left
Snapshot in Time
Lessons from History
- Duration4 Years 5 Months
- Total Connections1
- Total Comments1
- Predicted byDavid MacInnis