The FORAM project created an overview of available data on primary and secondary raw materials. This overview consists of existing web-based databases, compiled in one Directory. The Directory focuses on different categories connected to available information on primary and secondary raw materials. These categories cover:

  • the use and needs of raw materials in industrial sectors important for EU economy and society
  • overall resources, geological distribution, general availability and accessibility
  • geopolitical, economic and financial information
  • current status of use, re-use, recycling, substitution of raw materials
  • ecological and social impact.

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