Metal scrap

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.
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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).
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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.

China’s scrap generation to remain on steep growth curve

| In the year 2000, China was consuming around 100 million tonnes of steel per year but this figure has since soared to between 800 and 900 million tonnes.

BIR: “World Steel Recycling in Figures” updated

| Rolf Willeke, Statistics Advisor of the BIR Ferrous Division, summarizes below the main findings contained within his January-June 2020 update presentation to the divisional webinar taking place on October 14 2020.

August 2020 crude steel production

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 156.2 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2020, a 0.6% increase compared to August 2019.

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.
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