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Pedro Luis Yturria Montenegro
Copper And The Circular Economy
The life of copper is infinite and has no end phase. Once mined, it can be recycled over and over with no loss of properties. 

As such, copper is a sustainable material that is pivotal to building the circular economy.

  • Make: Responsible mining and successful recycling help make copper sustainable and resource-efficient.
  • Use: Copper is the metal of the energy transition, powering renewable energy systems and green technologies.
  • Return: Copper can be recycled repeatedly without any loss of performance, and recycling requires up to 85% less energy than primary production. Globally, this saves 40 million tones of CO2 annually.

By: European Copper Institute