09 Jul '11, 1pm

What are rare earth metals?

What are rare earth metals?

But there may be one way to reduce demand for new mining: rare earth recycling . China's export policies have led some Japanese companies to recycle rare earths, such as Mitsubishi, which is studying the cost of reusing neodymium and dysposium from washing machines and air conditioners. Hitachi, which uses up to 600 tons of rare earths each year, expects recycling to fill 10 percent of its needs by 2013. The U.N. also recently launched a project to track discarded "e-waste" like cellphones and TVs, hoping to boost recycling not only of rare earths but also gold, silver and copper. Yet until such programs are more cost-effective, the U.S. and other countries will almost certainly keep testing just how rare — and how safe — rare earths really are.

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