Copper is one of the most recycled metals worldwide. It is widely used in construction, electrical installations, machines, and power generation systems. Copper is valued for its malleability and high electrical and thermal conductivity, which is about 8 times more than other metals.

Its physicochemical characteristics make it extremely valuable in the industry. Moreover, it can be infinitely recycled and reused without losing its qualities, making it highly valued in the recycling sector.

Data shows that recycled copper is responsible for around 35% of the world’s demand, which is approximately 9 million tons. Recycling copper has the advantage of consuming 85% less energy than producing it from the ore.

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The process of copper recycling starts with the collection of materials such as tubes, wires, and electronic devices. The materials are classified and subjected to impurity removal through sieving, magnetism, and manual sorting processes. Then, the pure copper is cast and shaped into ingots, which can be further transformed into various new products.

Copper consumption is directly linked to economic development, especially in high-technology sectors. However, the supply of raw materials does not always keep up with the increasing demand. Studies suggest that copper demand could reach 50 million metric tons per year by 2035, according to S&P Global.

The benefits of copper recycling are manifold, including energy savings, reduced ore extraction, decreased emission of polluting gases during manufacturing, and job creation, all contributing to a healthier environment.

It is necessary to encourage the conscious use of copper among people. Due to the high consumption of electronic devices, which contain copper, the so-called electronic waste increased. Therefore, it is urgent to achieve the population for the correct disposal of this type of material.

TM Scrap Metals Recycling Copper

TM Scrap Metals is specialist in copper recycling. We collect electrical wires, pipes, sheets, and ingots, as well as purchase other metals such as steel, brass, lead, aluminum, and plastic. We offer the opportunity to make money while contributing to environmental preservation.