Metal scrap

Circular metals and global value chains

| Rewarding metal recycling environmental benefits and preserving free and fair trade of circular metals were among the key messages of Recyclers’ Talks #3 organised on 7 June 2021 by EuRIC.

April 2021 crude steel production

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 169.5 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2021, a 23.3% increase compared to April 2020.
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A Blockchain Solution for Cobalt Traceability

| Metals and mining companies CMOC, Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) and Glencore in collaboration with battery material supplier Umicore are piloting Re-Source, a solution to trace responsibly produced cobalt from the mine to the electric car.

Crude steel production increases in March

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 169.2 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2021, a 15.2% increase compared to March 2020.
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Global Recycling Foundations Reforestation Initiative

| Metal recycling firm Recycled Products this week planted 20 trees to mark Global Recycling Day on 18 March. The firm has committed to planting a total of at least 250 saplings in the Chilterns in support of a reforestation initiative run by the organisers of Global Recycling Day.

Leading metal Recyclers mark 4th Global Recycling Day by setting ambitious net zero emission...

| Every year, recyclables save over 700 million tonnes in CO2 emissions, according to the Global Recycling Foundation. The organisation projects this will increase to one billion tonnes by 2030.

APEAL announces 2025 vision for recycling

| APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has announced its 2025 vision for recycling – Zero steel packaging to landfill – as part of Steel for Packaging Week.

Metals recycling sector launches second apprenticeship

| The metals recycling industry has launched its second sector-specific apprenticeship, the level 5 Metal Recycling Technical Manager (MRTM).

EuRIC: Boosting metal recycling in Europe

| Reaching climate neutrality by 2050 will require drastic changes throughout all value chains, in particular for energy-intensive industries such as metal production.

Global crude steel output decreases by 0.9% in 2020

| Global crude steel production reached 1,864.0 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2020, down by 0.9% compared to 2019.

Laser-based sensor technology for recycling metals

| The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology and Cronimet Ferroleg have developed a laser-based sorting process for metal scrap. A new sensor makes the recycling more efficient than previously possible.

November 2020 crude steel production

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 158.3 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2020, a 6.6% increase compared to November 2019.

October 2020 crude steel production

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 161.9 million tonnes (Mt) in October 2020, a 7.0% increase compared to October 2019.

Crude steel production increases in September

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 156.4 million tonnes (Mt) in September 2020, a 2.9% increase compared to September 2019.
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