Metals: Environment & Ethics

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Environment & Ethics

Metals are extracted through mining processes. Mining processes have a substantial impact on the environment.

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Mining processes

  • Metals are extracted through two main mining methods: surface and underground.
  • Mining processes can be harmful and destructive to the environment.
    • This is why it is important to recycle metals.
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Finite resources

  • Metals are finite resources.
    • Modern-day manufacturing processes cannot last.
  • Consumers do not properly discard and recycle metals.
    • This can make metals dangerous and more harmful to the environment.
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  • Huge amounts of energy are required to mine and extract metals.
    • The production of metal has a substantial impact on the environment.

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