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New ITRI study illustrates the reasons behind continued boom in tin use

Post By: Organic Development on Thursday, 08 February 2007

ITRI today released new data from a recently completed study on global tin use by market sector. Solders were found to account for almost 50% of global consumption in 2005, up from 46% in 2004. Tinplate production also continued to grow in China and remains the largest market for the metal in Europe, while tin chemicals are very important in some large national markets such as the USA and Germany.

Tin use pie chart

The increasing importance of the solder business reflects both...

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...

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