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Cities like Melbourne are a store for such huge amounts of resources that they could be used as urban mines. Donaldytong (own work)/Wikimedia

With the right tools, we can mine cities

With an ever-increasing cost to extract dwindling raw materials, it's time to look at cities as urban mines. We're developing the tools to do that.
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Have we hit ‘peak stuff’?

Researchers calculate whether we're using less materials, or whether we're just shipping it in from abroad.

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