Copper and the Circular Economy

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The life of copper is infinite and has no end phase. Once mined, it can be recycled over and over with no loss of properties.

As such, copper is a sustainable material that is pivotal to building the circular economy.

  • Make: Responsible mining and successful recycling help make copper sustainable and resource-efficient.
  • Use: Copper is the metal of the energy transition, powering renewable energy systems and green technologies.
  • Return: Copper can be recycled repeatedly without any loss of performance, and recycling requires up to 85% less energy than primary production. Globally, this saves 40 million tonnes of CO2 annually.

Read more at http://www.copperalliance.eu/benefits-of-copper/circular-economy.

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