Dissemination of IT for the Promotion of Materials Science (DoITPoMS)

Recycling of Metals

The next time you drain a canned beverage or take a journey in a car, you might like to think about what will happen to it when it reaches the end of its useful life. This teaching and learning package will look at metals recycling from a materials science viewpoint – not simply outlining the need for recycling, but explaining the complex scientific principles behind some aspects of the recycling process itself.


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First created: October 2005. "Going further" updated: January 2008. Update to HTML5: November 2021.