European Enhanced Landfill Mining ConsortiumEnhanced Landfill Mining Consortium
from 13 EU member states, including
, research institutes
and government organizations
The aim of the concortium is to create a network that examines the technological, legal, social, economic and environmental challenges of Enhanced Landfill Mining and works out an action plan for its implementation . Enhanced Landfill Mining ( ELFM ) describes the safe recovery of valuable materials from existing and future landfill waste for material and energy use , taking into account social and environmental criteria .
Until 2020, Enhanced Landfill Mining shall make a significant EU-wide contribution to a resource-efficient recycling economy.
The Department of Processing and Recycling is already researching together with project partners in the area of Landfill Mining . The Department is involved in the development of innovative mechanical processes for the recovery of selected resources from municipal waste and slag landfills .