Metal recycling is Earth cleaning process and the basis for a manufacturing industry. Scrap metal recycling is: recovery and processing from end-of-life products, as well as from manufacturing waste. In next stage it is introduced as a raw material in the production of new materials and goods. Most types of metals can be recycled repeatedly with no degradation of its properties. It provides the raw material for new products, while offering a much lower carbon footprint because of much more efficient utilization of resources than freshly mined commodity.

Copper has a key role to play in the development and rollout of new technologies leading to a more sustainable economy, such as Electric Vehicles and global electrification. With outstanding conductivity, copper significantly enhances the efficiency of electrification, making it an indispensable component in developing renewable energy. The copper industry is also at the forefront of the move to more responsible supply chains and recycling.