Tales Yamamoto is involved in the FutuRaM project to develop knowledge on the availability and recoverability of secondary raw materials (especially critical raw materials) from e-waste within the European Union (EU). Prior to UNITAR, Tales worked in the mining industry in different locations in Brazil, including the Amazon region. During this period, his job involved developing water balance for a beneficiation plant, overseeing the operation of the tailings systems and its safety, and reporting to regulatory bodies. Tales also worked as a consultant in the sugar and alcohol sector, developing industrial improvements and conducting feasibility studies. He holds a MSc in Sustainable Development from the University of Graz (Austria) and is currently a PhD researcher at the Industrial Ecology department of Leiden University (Netherlands).