, Volume 49, Issue 2, pp 38–39 | Cite as

Copper recycling: How trade and the environment will shape the future

  • Allan B. Silber
Copper Opinion


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to change the way it views recycling and its regulations. One of the proposals would radically change the way secondary materials are handled. The preliminary rule on the redefinition of solid waste will be issued between April and July of 1997. Industry will be given an opportunity to comment at that time.

In making their voice heard in this and other matters of policy, industry in general and the copper-recycling industry in particular bear a responsibility to act in an environmentally sound manner. This requires a better understanding of the relationship of industry’s activities and their effects on the environment. It also necessitates industry reaching out to the environmental community to establish a much more cooperative relationship.


World Trade Organization Trade Agreement Environmental Community Preliminary Rule Basel Convention 
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