Exhaustion of mineral resources

Other Names:
Depletion of mineral resources
Long-term shortage of mineral resources

Industrial development has placed increasing demand on the available mineral resources. These resources are non-renewable and methods of recycling tend to be inadequate.


In particular, hydrocarbons and metalliferous ores are extracted without considering long range availability.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST