Data availability and gaps

Available data on the waste composition of the four waste streams is being collated to derive the content of CRMs and other secondary materials.  Data sources include Eurostat, national databases, compliance scheme reports, published studies and work undertaken outside of the project by the project partners. 

Data is also being collated on the plant which treat and process these wastes in terms of waste flows, volumes and types of secondary wastes generated.  This will include available analysis from treatment trials, recovery/recycling efficiency reporting and interviews regarding the data available and approaches used to determine composition.

Minerals resources databases will be used to gather data on the composition of mine tailings.