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Metals for buildings - Essential & fully recyclable

The European metals alliance for recyclable and sustainable buildings - METALS FOR BUILDINGS – has today launched the publication “Metals For Buildings – Essential & fully Recyclable”, addressing the key issues surrounding the use of metals in the building and construction sector.

Metals for buildings

In its six chapters, the publication addresses the unique attributes of metal building products and their inherent value for future generations, including end-of-life recycling in all studies.

  • Metals are essential in buildings.
  • Metals remain metals.
  • Metals are reused or recycled.
  • How to best measure the recyclability of metals.
  • “Recycling content” vs. “end-of-life recycling rate” – why can they differ?
  • The future encouragement of recycling.

Launched in June 2011, METALS FOR BUILDINGS – of which European Copper Institute is a member – calls on EU legislators to address the unique attributes of metal building products and their inherent value for future generations.

“Building construction is an integral part of the modern economy and well-being of society. Metals are essential for delivering significant benefits in the form of the structure and the performance of a sustainable building,” says Nigel Cotton of ECI. “This publication demonstrates the importance of metals in use in the built environment, the recycling loop and in resource productivity.”

About The European Copper Institute
The European Copper Institute (ECI) is a joint venture between the world’s leading mining companies, custom smelters and semi-fabricators (represented by the International Copper Association, Ltd) and the European copper industry. Its mission is to promote copper’s benefits to modern society across Europe through its headquarters in Brussels and its network of eleven national Copper Development Associations. www.eurocopper.org

Media relations: Irina Dumitrescu phone: 0032473 87 15 00 e-mail id@eurocopper.org

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