Metal scrap

Europe’s strategy for critical raw materials “a double-edged sword”

| From electric vehicles to solar panels, energy storage products are Europe’s way out of fossil fuels.

Scrap metal shredder market expected to grow sustainably  

| COVID-19 crisis is influencing every aspect of the economy with growing volatility in the market across the globe.

July 2020 crude steel production

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 152.7 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2020, a 2.5% decrease compared to July 2019.

Video recordings of BIR Global Forum

| From 2 to 23 June 2020, BIR organised a series of 11 online commodity sessions. 1470 members participated online. Now highlights and full video archives are available for all BIR members.

Sorting solution for copper meatballs in ferrous products

| The purity of iron scrap (Fe) is crucial for guaranteed sales in the steel industry.

BMRA updates Health and Safety Manual for metal recyclers

| The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) has relaunched its Health and Safety Manual.

Crude steel production still lower than last year

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 148.3 million tonnes (Mt) in June 2020, a 7.0% decrease compared to June 2019.

BMRA: Construction companies should be required to use recycled content

| The UK metal recyclers’ association welcomes PM’s build plans and sees it as opportunity for circular economy objectives to be met.

May 2020 crude steel production

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 148.8 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2020, an 8.7% decrease compared to May 2019.

5 rules of establishing a successful equipment maintenance strategy

| Recycling is a fundamental part of industry today. Metal recycling is not only a necessity for a sustainable industrial model but offers both cost and waste reduction for production and manufacturing facilities.
Dieter Schütz,

Substantially higher scrap use “the first logical step” to greener steelmaking

| The ferrous scrap industry “has great long-term prospects” given the increasingly sharp focus on “green” steelmaking, the BIR Ferrous Division’s first-ever eForum commodity session was assured on June 9 by guest speaker Renate Featherstone, Principal Analyst - Multi-Commodity Research, at Wood Mackenzie in the UK. 

BIR survey to shed light on top safety hazards within shredder operations

| The BIR Shredder Committee was “very excited” about its first-ever membership survey into shredder-related incidents and injuries, reported its Chairman Alton Scott Newell III of Newell Recycling Equipment in the USA.
Dieter Schütz,

Scholz Recycling Group enters new market in China

| The German-based Scholz Recycling Group is heading to expand its recycling business in China with the world’s largest aluminum producer Weiqiao.

Worldsteel Short Range Outlook

| The World Steel Association (Worldsteel) has released its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2020 and 2021.
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