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US tin recycling rate on upward trend

Post By: Organic Development on Monday, 24 August 2009

The proportion of tin being recycled in the USA has risen in recent years, according to a US Geological Survey report quoted by American Metal Market. The recycling rate for tin rose to 34% in 2007, compared to rates ranging between 16% and 30% in the previous four years.

The USGS calculations for 2007 put the tin rate ahead of copper and zinc but behind steel and the other LME metals. The government agency's tin specialist, James Carlin Jr., said recycling...

ITRI Reports New Data On Global Tin Use and Recycling

Post By: Organic Development on Thursday, 18 December 2008

ITRI today released new data on global tin use by market sector in 2007, together with information on use trends from 2004-2008. Information from this unique industry study, carried out as part of ITRI’s Sustainability Project, is based not only on published statistics and expert estimates, but also a direct large-scale survey of individual downstream tin users carried out over the past few months.

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This year’s industry survey has benefited from a big increase in the number of participating companies and has...

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