‘Unrealistic’ EC copper scrap plan draws Eurometrec flak

Jan 18, 2013 | 12:33 PM | Mark Burton

Tags  Eurometrec, Robert Voss, copper scrap, copper, European Commission, European Union, Europe, waste scrap trading

LONDON — European metals trade and recycling federation Eurometrec opposes a proposal put forward by the European Commission to classify copper scrap as waste if the volume of foreign materials contained in it exceeds 2 percent of scrap weight.

"We’ve been campaigning adamantly against this. We have been fighting hard against the 2 percent," Robert Voss, the federation’s president, told AMM sister publication Metal Bulletin on Jan. 17, noting that the classification is unnecessarily stringent and would lead to the vast majority of scrap traded globally being classified as waste.....

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