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Circular Industries (‘CI’) is the project developer of the
Urban Mining Factory - Printed Circuit Boards (‘UMF-PCB’).

This factory converts 15,000 tons of Waste PCBs per
year into a maximum number of Critical Raw Materials.
The need
Electronic Waste (‘E-Waste’) is the world’s fastest growing waste stream. Within the European Union (‘EU’), less than 46% is recycled. In order to achieve the recycling target of 65%, the collection and dismantling of low-grade E-Waste must become economically more attractive.
The solution
Circular Industries has developed a unique and patented process for Deep Recovery of Critical Raw Materials present in low-grade Waste Printed Circuit Boards (‘WPCBs’). As a result, suppliers of WPCBs receive a higher payout, making the collection, dismantling and trade of low-grade E-Waste economically more attractive.

Sustainable and Circular
The process generates no toxic emissions, polluted waste water or unusable residues, thereby creating a new standard for responsible (urban) mining and production of raw materials.
Security of supply
The Critical Raw Materials produced will benefit the security of supply of raw materials to EU manufacturing industries, with main applications within the energy transition.





  • Munene Mugambi

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    All economic blocks and countries have to adopt a circular economy where we cut on wastage and have extra usage and utilisation of resources

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    • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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      The Urban Mining Factory - Printed Circuit Boards (UMF-PCB) by Circular Industries addresses the challenge of electronic waste (E-Waste), which is a rapidly growing global issue. The project focuses on converting 15,000 tons of Waste Printed Circuit Boards (WPCBs) annually into Critical Raw Materials. The innovative and patented process for Deep Recovery not only contributes to achieving recycling targets but also makes the collection and trade of low-grade E-Waste economically more attractive. The emphasis on sustainability and circular practices, with no toxic emissions or pollutants, sets a new standard for responsible urban mining and raw material production. Additionally, the project aims to enhance the security of raw material supply for EU manufacturing industries, particularly within the context of the energy transition.

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      • Rashid Kamau

        17 w

        Circular economy is essential for fighting climate change

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