Only 1% of rare earth metals recycled, but experts say this could meet 25% of demand within a decade. Critical Materials Institute (CMI) uses ADR and chemical recovery. This is a greener solution. Metal recovery from REE magnets is a domestic source of raw materials and less waste.
REE magnets are the strongest magnets. Access to REE metals is crucial to the development of the economy. Lack of access would undermine the global economy. The United States cares about safety, listing 35 minerals, including 17 rare earths, on its list of critical substances.
The development of innovative technologies depends on rare earths. Magnets are integral to industry. Demand could increase 400-600%. Recycling is a step toward a sustainable economy.