The Word Scarp Undermines the value of high-quality scrap metal Says BIR`

  • Oct 14, 2019 AEDT
  • Team Kalkine
  China sought to discard the term “scrap” by officially renaming certain copper scrap products as “recyclable copper raw materials”.
  • In recent events, the Bureau of International Recycling advocated China’s move.
  • The Bureau of International Recycling (or BIR) would seek further clarity with Chinese officials on the definition and specifications of importable scrap.
  • In Chinese, the word scrap and waste are interchangeable, which in turn, undermines the value of high-quality scrap metal.


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