These days there is a growing shortage of raw materials. We take more and more out of our precious earth. At the same time, we create and invent new materials. The only problem is that we can’t recycle all of these materials, which will result in a waste surplus. Right now the techniques that already exist, focus mainly on mechanical separation, with a limited return. Especially in the case of lanthanides and other rare materials. The vision of Team CORE is to extract these, until now unreachable, materials, to help stop the pollution of the planet and create new ways of city mining.

This project has big social relevance, which can best be shown by using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations, the result of this can be seen below.