CNN: Electronic waste has grown to record levels. Here’s why that’s a huge problem

One of the hundreds of small shops for electronics in the narrow streets of an Accra neighborhood in Ghana. Here, broken electronics get dismantled and reused.  Bénédicte Kurzen for Fondation Carmignac/NOOR CNN — From old cellphones to broken refrigerators and discarded e-cigarettes, global electronic waste has reached record highs and is growing five times faster than […]

KITCO: Gold market still has plenty of gas left in the tank

(Kitco News) – The gold market may be taking a bit of a breather right now, but if this consolidation is any indication, the market still has plenty of gas left in the tank. The most common comment the Kitco News team has heard from analysts is that gold and silver are just getting started […]

CNBC: Gold at $3,000 and oil at $100 by 2025? Citi analysts don’t rule it out

PUBLISHED MON, FEB 19 20248:38 PM EST CNBC.COM: FUTURES & COMMODITIES KEY POINTS There’s an off chance that gold prices could soar to $3,000 per ounce, and oil to $100 per barrel within the next 12 to 18 months, according to Citi. Central bank aggressive purchases, stagflation, and a global recession are catalysts that could […]

CNBC: Costco sold more than $100 million in gold bars last quarter

Costco Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti said Costco sold more than $100 million in gold bars during its most recent quarter. The 1-ounce bars typically sell out within a few hours after they are loaded to Costco’s website, Galanti said back in September. Customers are limited to two bars per Costco membership. Source: Costco ORIGINALLY […]

E-Scrap News: Smelter investment, gold prices and other metals news

Published: December 13, 2023 Updated: December 13, 2023 by Jared Paben and Colin Staub E-scrap awaiting recycling at Boliden’s Rönnskär smelter in northern Sweden. | Boliden Public Media Library Aurubis will invest $359 million at a smelter, gold maintains its recent high prices and researchers say recycled copper from e-scrap doesn’t necessarily generate fewer greenhouse gasses than virgin mined […]

PIMCO: Growing Demand, Tight Supply Support Commodities in 2023

Growing Demand, Tight Supply Support Commodities in 2023 Despite macroeconomic headwinds, commodities markets may offer attractive return potential this year in light of ongoing supply constraints and China’s reopening. Investors may be wondering how long commodities markets can sustain the rally they’ve been on since the spring of 2020. Higher interest rates and decelerating growth […]

Reuters: Analysis: Global hedge funds plan 2023 around inflation risk

Analysis: Global hedge funds plan 2023 around inflation risk Flags are seen outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, where markets roiled after Russia continues to attack Ukraine, in New York, U.S., February 24, 2022. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs NEW YORK/LONDON/HONG KONG, Jan 4 (Reuters) – Having weathered a dire 2022, many global […]

EPA: National Recycling Strategy

National Recycling Strategy: Part One of a Series on Building a Circular Economy The National Recycling Strategy: Part One of a Series on Building a Circular Economy is focused on enhancing and advancing the national municipal solid waste (MSW) recycling system and identifies strategic objectives and stakeholder-led actions to create a stronger, more resilient, and cost-effective […]

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