A likely goal for the Zero-Waste Mining XPRIZE is the complete elimination of tailings.
One possible approach to tackling tailings is** preventing the creation of tailings** during the mining process.
What are some recent innovations that are attempting to eliminate the creation of tailings? What barriers to widespread implementation are they encountering?
And why hasn’t this issue been dealt with already? What important aspect of the issue isn’t being worked on?
Share any ideas, links, articles, or projects that you have seen!