Mining & Recycling

Sustainable mining practices and 100% recyclability add to the value and importance of copper, making it the world's most reusable resource!

Long Term Availability of Copper

This webinar discusses the many predictions and evaluations of our usage and more specifically the availability of copper ores for long term supply to the copper industry and worldwide usage. Various predictions and prediction models are discussed and the outcomes from them. Differing opinions and points of view are presented. However, the overall conclusion is that we foresee good availability of copper long into the future.

Launch Video

Technical Reports

The U.S. Copper-base Scrap Industry and Its By-products - 2013 [PDF-1.42 MB]
For nearly 5,000 years, copper was the only metal known to man. Today, it's one of the most used and reused of our "modern" metals.

An easy to read discussion on copper recycling by the British Copper Development Association.

An in-depth collection of articles in Innovations, our on-line e-zine, on how copper is recycled in individual products such as roofs, radiators, etc.

Trends in US copper alloy scrap and effects of product shifts

Copper alloy scrap provides about half of the copper consumed in the United States each year...< more>