Copper’s Environmental Profile
The copper industry is committed to providing data and information to enable users of copper to evaluate its impacts and benefits across the life cycle.
8.5 million tonnes
Amount of copper that comes from recycling each year.
Amount of copper originating from recycled sources over the last decade.
80 – 90 percent
Reduction in energy required for recycling copper, which is equivalent to taking 16 million passenger cars off the road.
Global View of Copper’s Stocks and Flows
A closer look at the ins and outs of how and where copper is produced and distributed around the world.