Archinect - News 2014-09-22T20:25:32-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/10047594/urban-mining-the-future Urban mining-the future Nam Henderson 2011-06-15T20:32:23-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n1/n19yowil2h9jci7a.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The demand for special metals used in the manufacture of electronics is booming, but a few countries control much of the world's supply. Germany is looking to reduce its reliance on imports by exploiting the metal that is thrown away in trash. Urban mining could become big business.&nbsp;</p>