Analysis of copper flows in the United States: 1975–2012

Analysis of copper flows in the United States: 1975–2012 •The U.S. abandoned old scrap and exchanged it for copper resource through trade.•The share of refinery scrap in total refined copper decreased due to environmental pressure and cheap primary production.•The concentration of top six importing scrap countries increased to 90% and China is the destination of 70% scrap in recent years.•All scrap into manufacture stage accounts 90% of all domestic use scrap for classification of scrap and environmental and economic pressure. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "Resources, Conservation and Recycling" Elsevier

Analysis of copper flows in the United States: 1975–2012

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0921-3449
eISSN
1879-0658
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.resconrec.2016.04.014
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Abstract

•The U.S. abandoned old scrap and exchanged it for copper resource through trade.•The share of refinery scrap in total refined copper decreased due to environmental pressure and cheap primary production.•The concentration of top six importing scrap countries increased to 90% and China is the destination of 70% scrap in recent years.•All scrap into manufacture stage accounts 90% of all domestic use scrap for classification of scrap and environmental and economic pressure.

Journal

"Resources, Conservation and Recycling"Elsevier

Published: Aug 1, 2016

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