Non-ferrous metals: Recyclers need to be resilient

In a presentation of the non-ferrous metals division at the BIR autumn congress in Amsterdam, ISRI-Chair Mark Lewon gave an overview of the USA scrap market and urged the companies to reinvent themselves.

Falling commodity prices, reduced scrap availability, uneven manufacturing growth, high regulatory costs and reduced oversea demands are just some of the challenges that have forced a restructuring oof the scrap industry in the USA, pointed out Mark Lewon, President of Utah Metal Works and Chair of ISRI.

After three difficult trading years in a row, Lewon said the industry is unlikely to return to its previous state – but we can reinvent ourselves“, he insisted, because „recyclers are resilient“. He urged companies in the sector to focus increasingly on safety, operational efficiency, quality and product diversification.


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