Rare earth metals, electronics recycling, and China

Here is an article in this morning's New York Times about an investment rush to mining for specialty and exotic metals. These are found in profound percentages in old electronics.

There is already a flurry of investment buzz about electronics recycling due to the discussion of raising mineral royalties costs from mining under the General Mining Act of 1872, which passed the House of Representatives last year and again this year. Tanzania is the latest country to reform its GMA from 1998, from a period when the World Bank required countries to adapt USA's 1872 standard in order to get mining loans.

The mining industry news is a good source of information for recyclers.

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