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Dumpster diver: how I find rare-earth metals in industrial landfill

Gianluca Torta sits in a junk yard on a pile of crushed cars.

Gianluca Torta is a PhD student at the University of Bologna in Italy, researching how to recover rare-earth metals efficiently from industrial waste. Credit: Elisabetta Zavoli for Nature

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Nature 608, 640 (2022)



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