This year the Area Study was about Wheels of Metals: a circular economy for metals. All students were challenged to write an Urban Mining Business Plan of Rotterdam.
The main question of the course was: How to extract metals from old buildings, cars, etc, so that we don’t need metals of the soil anymore? And, even more important to make it work: can you make money of it?
All students were challenged to write a Urban Mining Business Plan of the city and harbor of Rotterdam. They looked at 4 different metals: aluminum, iron, tantalum and copper. In front of a board of critical experts from the field, students presented their Business Plans.
We're looking back on a successful cycle of the Minor Sustainable Development and we're already looking forward to start with a new sequence of the Minor in September 2015!
For interested students in the Minor:
- please check the website of the Minor Sustainable Development or
- join our Facebook page! www.facebook.com/minorduurzameontwikkeling
You can also visit us at the Minor market: 29 April 2015 at the faculty of Humanities.