The Scavengers for Raw Materials

Sunday, 09.09.0012 at 12.30 pm on ZDF 

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Worldwide demand for raw materials is increasing all the time. This growing demand is driving up the prices. Countries like Germany and Switzerland with few natural resources of their own have a problem. Their solution: “urban mining” – scavenging for raw materials among the waste. The film shows those who scavenge for raw materials in Switzerland and Germany as they go about their work at demolition sites and former waste disposal sites.