Our modern lives would look nothing the same if we took mining out of the equation. Computers, smart phones, heat and electricity, even automobiles would disappear from our daily routines. Certainly, those conveniences and others would be hard to live without, yet so many of us take mining for granted. This week on Connect and Collaborate, we take a look at different types of mining. Including some processes you may have never thought of, such as Urban Mining, and Data Mining along with of course, traditional mining for natural resources.
We begin by talking with Creighton Bildstein, President of Urban Mining 2, a company that disassembles computer and electronic components to recycle the valuable materials such as gold and copper, without contributing to waste. Throughout their recycling efforts, Urban Mining 2 makes every effort to prevent the release of dangerous toxins from other components.
At the bottom of the hour, we talk with Kevin Kersting, President of CAP Logistics. As a freight forwarding company, CAP has realized the benefit of data mining to reduce risk and meet compliance issues. These efforts impact the company’s bottom line in terms of insurance, by having a conscious eye on safety ratings for drivers, and the criteria of carriers they may hire. This information is important to anyone engaged in the hiring of commercial carriers.
We complete the hour with Stuart Sanderson, President of the Colorado Mining Association, who brings us back to traditional mining and the resources we rely upon. With a look at the regulation of competition in mining and energy production, and how it impacts jobs.
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