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Recycling Indus try Yearbook

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary

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Chapter I: Introduction to ISRI

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Chapter II: Scrap Recycling Overview

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Commodity Origins

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History of Scrap Recycling

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What is Scrap and Where Does it Come From?

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How is Scrap Processed?

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Where are Scrap Recycling Facilities Located?

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How is Scrap Transported?

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How is Scrap Consumed?

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Evolving Technologies

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How do Scrap Commodity Markets Work?

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ISRI Index

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Chapter III: The Benefits of Scrap Recycling

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Economic Benefits

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Environmental Benefits

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Energy Savings

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Scrap Exports and the U.S. Trade Balance

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Chapter IV: Scrap Commodities

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Iron and Steel

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Nonferrous Metal

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Aluminum

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Copper

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Nickel and Stainless Steel

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Lead and Zinc

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Precious Metals

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Recovered Paper and Fiber

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Plastics

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Electronics

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Tires and Rubber

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Glass

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Textiles

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Chapter V: The Global Scrap Marketplace

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The Expanding Scrap Marketplace

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Chapter VI: Statistical Appendices

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Appendix A: Historical Production, Recovery, and Consumption Data 64

Appendix B: Historical Scrap Price Indices

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Appendix C: Global Scrap Exports by Commodity

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Appendix D: Global Flows of Trade by Country and Year

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