Extracting Metal from Canada

The True Cost of Natural Resource Extraction - Canada

From NRDC OnEarth

The extraction of natural resources both for energy and raw materials to make new things has an increasingly devastating impact on the environment as these resources become scarcer and more difficult to get. This is a story told in community after community around the world. Extracting natural resources to make products, only to deposit them in landfills wastes not only the resources themselves, but the lives of people and the land they live on, and on which we all depend. Recycling those natural resources is the very least we can do.