Copper Scrap Project

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Approved by member countries in principle in May 2007, ICSG launched the Copper Scrap Project in order to provide greater transparency on an increasingly vital component of the world copper market at a time when globalization is reshaping the copper scrap and copper alloy recycling business. Specific benefits include improved data on copper scrap production, usage and trade, better estimates of scrap recycling rates, and enhanced understanding of the effects of different economic and environmental policies on the copper scrap market. The final report of the Global Copper Scrap Research Project was published in August 2010.

In addition, ICSG has sponsored analysis of scrap markets in China, India and Russia, as well as reports on the Japanese scrap market, China scrap usage survey and domestic scrap generation in China. For more information regarding this project, please contact Mr. Carlos Risopatron, Head of Environment and Economics, ICSG, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..