Recycled Copper Chips

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Recycled Copper Chips
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These small orange-brown coloured chips are made out of recycled copper. Some everyday items copper can be sourced from include computer chips, electric wiring, gas pipes, roofs from old buildings and automobile radiators. Copper is regarded as a strategic material for developed countries because of its importance in the electrical transmission cables, motors, electrical transformers and electronics. Being relatively scarce in the Earth’s crust, it commands a high price and recycled metal contributes to more than 50% of the copper used in the world today. Some analysts believe there is chance that looking ahead 50 years we will run out of copper, although this is disputed[1]. Copper’s high price is likely to rise though, unless other materials can be found to replace it in the electrical and electronics industries.

Sample ID: 222

Particularities

Chemical symbol
Cu
State
Solid
Compound
% Cu
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Recycling | Wires | Telecommunications | Chips | Landfill

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