Sustainability and climate change present increasing challenges for policy makers, businesses and society. Regulators are adopting policies intended to break the link between economic growth and the use of natural resources. Industries are making new products and systems that need less building block materials, but still satisfy customer expectations. Society, both businesses and citizens, need to be much more aware of the importance of returning end of life products back into recovery and recycling.
Being 100% recyclable, copper can be used again and again without loss of properties.
The direct copper industry in Europe is made up of around 500 companies, has an estimated turnover of about €45 billion, and employs around 50,000 people.
Did you know that 50% of the EU demand on copper is met through recycling?