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“Urban Mining”

  • Jianguo QiEmail author
  • Jingxing Zhao
  • Wenjun Li
  • Xushu Peng
  • Bin Wu
  • Hong Wang
Chapter
Part of the Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path book series (RSCDCDP)

Abstract

“Urban mining” is a vivid analogy for the scaled development of urban wastes recycling. Early in 1969, Jane Jacobs put forward the idea in his work The Economy of Cities that “cities are the mines of mineral reserves.” In 1988, Japanese professor Randolph Nanjo coined the term “Urban Mine” to specify designated sites where used electric products and mechanical and electrical equipment can be stored and where the metals in the products can be extracted.

Keywords

Renewable Resource Waste Plastic Industrial Park Circular Economy Scrap Steel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jianguo Qi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jingxing Zhao
    • 1
  • Wenjun Li
    • 1
  • Xushu Peng
    • 1
  • Bin Wu
    • 1
  • Hong Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Chinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

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