The planet is running out of very precious materials like rare metals. This is happening because we are currently consuming most of our products, especially electronics, in a cradle-to-grave fashion. At the moment only 15-20% of all the e-waste is being “recycled”, the rest ends up in landfills somewhere in Asia or Africa. On top of that, the amount of e-waste is expected to grow by 8% per year. This is why we are working on closing this cycle, not only because these growing landfills are very harmful for the environment and the people living there, but also because there is a significant (socio)economical value within this “waste” in the form of metals and minerals.