Metal Recycling

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Metal Recycling

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Metal Recycling
Opportunities, Limits, Infrastructure

£45.90
ISBN
9789280732672
Published by
United Nations Environment Programme
Publication Date
January 2015
Publisher's Ref
14.III.D.8
Format
Paperback
Extent
316 pages
Dimensions
210 x 292 mm

Metal recycling is a complex business that is becoming increasingly difficult! Recycling started long ago, when people realized that it was more resource- and cost-efficient than just throwing away the resources and starting all over again. In this report, we discuss how to increase metal-recycling rates – and thus resource efficiency – from both quantity and quality viewpoints.

The discussion is based on data about recycling input, and the technological infrastructure and worldwide economic realities of recycling. Decision-makers set increasingly ambitious targets for recycling, but far too much valuable metal today is lost because of the imperfect collection of end-of-life (EoL) products, improper practices, or structural deficiencies within the recycling chain, which hinder achieving our goals of high resource efficiency and resource security, and of better recycling rates. 


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