Circularity and the End of Metal Extraction 

The production of metals creates 10% of greenhouse emissions.  We can’t do without metals, but we can use them more sustainably through repair, reuse and recycling.  

CircularMetal is an interdisciplinary research centre across four UK Universities. It intends to make the UK the first country in the world to realise full metal circulation and provide pathways to eliminate the need for metal extraction, worth an estimated £100bn to the UK economy over the next 10 years.  

Working with Constellium and Jaguar Land Rover it helped create recycled aluminium car frames, saving 10 tonnes of CO2 from weight reduction over the lifespan of the vehicle, benefiting our economy and our society and accelerating our journey towards net zero.  

About CircularMetal

The UKRI Interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Metals (CircularMetal) is a research centre aimed at helping the UK become the first country to fully recycle and reuse its metals. 

The centre is led by Brunel University London, with partners University of Warwick, Loughborough University and University College London. 

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