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This topic focuses on sustainable resource management, which covers the process chains and the entire raw materials cycle from extraction, treatment and processing through to the various forms of use and reuse. The aim is to proactively ensure the supply of requisite raw materials to industry.

Priority is given to the extraction of primary raw materials and to technologies for the recovery and treatment of secondary raw materials. Further major issues concern savings potential through resource-efficient use of raw materials, substitution possibilities, and treatment of waste products. Regulatory frameworks and consumer behaviour are the key to implementing a holistic approach to the sustainable use of resources. This is yet another field where DECHEMA offers a platform for ongoing scientific exchange and application-oriented information.


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