Mercury Recycling Reduces Mine Risks

We talk a lot about how mercury recycling leads to a cleaner environment by reducing the amount of mercury containing waste that gets thrown away, but recycling also reduces the environmental contamination associated with mining mercury-containing ore (see image) in the first place. Writing in Waste Management World, Christer Sundberg of Swedish company MRT System International AB examines some of the issues.

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