Long-term shortage of crude fertilizers and crude minerals, excluding coal, petroleum and precious stones


Crude fertilizers and crude minerals are in danger of long-term shortage, but little is being done to counteract that probability.


Examples of minerals most in danger of being depleted, with their most common industrial uses are: antimony (batteries, semiconductors); bismuth (fire safety devices); cobalt (jet aircraft engines, mining tools); copper (electric wiring and equipment); lead (storage batteries for transportation, communications); mica (insulation, stereo speakers); silver (photography, dental alloys); tin (anticorrosive in many alloys); and zinc (brass, bronze, galvanized iron).

Narrower Problems:
Shortage of sand and gravel
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST