E3S Web Conf.
Volume 18, 2017Mineral Engineering Conference MEC2017
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|Published online||04 October 2017|
Circular Economy in Mineral Processing
AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering Kraków, Poland
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The paper aims to implementation of Circular Economy in mineral processing in Poland. Circular economy represents a completely new approach to product life cycle, based on the departure from the linear model of “take – make – dispose” and turning to the circular or closed-circle model of economy. Challenges and opportunities of implementation of Circular Economy in Mining is presented. The VERAM project, financed by The European Union (by the EUR 1.4 million) to the project is described. The examples of good practice in the area of implementation of circular economy in Poland is presented (Tauron Wydobycie - wasteless mine and ZGH Bolesław - waste management)
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