The planet is quickly running out of very precious materials such as rare metals. This is a result of our current consumption practices, especially with electronics, which exist in a cradle-to-grave fashion. At the moment only 15-20% of all the e-waste is being “recycled”, meaning that the rest ends up in landfills in Asia or Africa. And unfortunately, the amount of e-waste produced is expected to grow by 8% per year. This is why we are working on closing this cycle. Next to the growing landfills which are very harmful for the environment and the people living there, there is a significant socio-economical value within this “waste” in the form of metals and minerals.