On the 26th and 27th of November the annual Management Committee Meeting and Working Group Meeting of MINEA (Mining the European Anthroposphere) project took place in Budapest, hosted by the Mining and Geological Survey of Hungary
Budapest, hosted by the Mining and Geological Survey of Hungary. Traditional mining shifts raw materials from the geosphere to the anthroposphere - the part of the environment that is made or modified by humans. These materials end up in consumer and investment goods (anthropogenic deposits), which offer a potential resource from the secondary materials of tomorrow. There is a lack of information on the availability of secondary materials. Even though the quantity of materials in the anthroposphere has risen dramatically in the last few decades, the resource potential in anthropogenic deposits has not been adequately explored.
This Action aims to address that gap by accelerating the classification and reporting of material resources/reserves in the anthroposphere. The focus is on construction and demolition waste; materials regained from landfills and mining residues, and solid residues from waste incineration.
On the first day of the event the Management Committee Meeting took place, on the second day each Working Group has a daylong meeting, where participant shared their opinion and discussed further work.