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Material Recovery: Innovations in the circular economy of metals

The world is at a critical juncture where sustainability and resource management have become key priorities. The disruption in the supply chain has highlighted the need to find alternative sources of raw materials for manufacturing industries. As a response, innovators are exploring unconventional sources of raw materials to meet the growing demand for sustainable manufacturing practices.

One such solution is resource recovery, which involves extracting valuable materials from waste streams. Metal recovery, in particular, has been identified as a crucial element in achieving circularity in material supplies to drive electrification. This not only ensures a stable supply of materials but also contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The third Yale Planetary Innovator Speaker Series focuses on the role of metal recovery in promoting sustainable development and driving electrification. On April 5th 5:00 PM-6:00 PM, Prof. Barbara Reck from Yale School of the Environment, Mr. James Albis from Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Mr. Konstantine Drakonakis from Connecticut Innovations & 6K Inc. will come together to discuss the importance of circularity in the supply chain and resource recovery. Our series seeks to inspire innovators to develop new solutions that can address the world's pressing sustainability challenges. By working together, we can create a more sustainable and resilient future for all.

Hosted in partnership with Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking