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  1. Jan 2020
    1. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM): Known as SQM, this company also extracts potash from the Atacama Desert and is Chile’s largest fertilizer producer.

      Potassium mines in 3rd world countries.

  2. May 2019
    1. Developing economies’ copper demand has steadily grown over the last decades, fueling economic and social improvement. By 2011, China already represented 40% of the demand.

      Why does China need so much.

    2. Codelco is a state-owned Chilean mining company and the world’s largest copper producer. Based on their annual report and USGS statistics, they produced ~10% of the world’s copper in 2015 and own 8% of global reserves. They are also a large producer of greenhouse gas emissions. Last year, Codelco produced 3,2 t CO2e/millions tmf from both indirect and direct effects, and in 2011 it consumed 12% of the total national electricity supply.

      Goddamn they should start recylcling