Global stakeholders gathered in Antwerp last week for the World Resources Forum. A joint European Copper Institute and International Copper Association session looked at Copper and the Circular Economy: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions. From this deep-dive, we pulled out five key take-aways.

On 7 November, Eurometaux organised a workshop to discuss how to stimulate substitution in the metals sector from a circular economy perspective. The latter is key, since closing the loop through safe reuse or recycling will improve the performance of substances exponentially, significantly lowering the risk of a given material.

On 16 October, the Copper REACH Consortium joined 14 other consortia—representing around 300 substances, including most metals—to formalise our cooperation with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on the Metals and Inorganics Sectorial Approach (MISA).

The European Copper Institute (ECI) is pleased to introduce the seventh edition of the biennial contest “Copper and the Home”, which will be centred on the theme of sustainability. Respecting the environment, recycling and avoiding the waste of natural resources are of great importance, and copper can enable concrete solutions for these needs.