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Metals industry publishes declaration on recycling for sustainable development

Post By: Organic Development on Friday, 01 December 2006

Recycled content of metals and alloys is a poor indicator of environmental performance and may discourage the efficient production and use of recycled metals, according to a broad coalition of metal industry associations including the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).

In a declaration issued today, the metals industry has released a set of recycling principles for all stakeholders in the metals value chain concerned with promoting metals recycling.

The declaration states that a product systems approach...

New ITRI statistics demonstrate strength of tin demand

Post By: Organic Development on Thursday, 02 February 2006

Important new data generated by ITRI illustrates the current strength of tin demand and the particular importance of the strong Asian electronics sector. Solders and tinplate have always been considered to be the “big two” applications for tin and this new ITRI information shows that, globally, the solder market is now more than twice the size of the tinplate business.

Refined tin usage in solders in 2004 amounted to some 141,000 tonnes, or 45% of total consumption, while tinplate usage was...

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