The TU Braunschweig, Dept. of Waste and Resource Management is implementing partner of the BMBF research focus "r³ - Innovative Technologies for Resource Efficiency - Strategic Metals and Minerals", funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Within the framework of the BMBF research focus, the project "Development of innovative processes for the recovery of selected resources from municipal waste and slag landfills" (joint project TÖNSLM) is being implemented.

Landfill deconstruction is understood to mean the treatment and recovery of waste deposited in landfills. There are numerous reasons for landfill reclamation, among which resource conservation is one of the most important. In terms of climate and resource protection, the aim is therefore to recover and recycle the high raw material potential in landfills.
The recovery of raw materials through landfill deconstruction (urban mining) and especially in the settlement area (urban mining) have become more and more important in the last years.
The focus of the project is the recovery of metals and other valuable materials, accompanied by economic feasibility calculations and a life cycle assessment.

Further information can be found on the website of the Öko-Institut e.V.