Why Should We Recycle Copper?

Why should we recycle copper? Here are some reasons that we should recycle copper, we can make huge profits from recycling copper!

Scrap Copper Is Everywhere

Since copper is widely used in multiple industries, recycled copper can be widely obtained from various sources. For example, demolished materials from construction sites, old electronic products, electrical appliances, scrap vehicles, machinery, scrap cables and wires, pipes and other copper items can easily obtain scrap copper for recycling, which is a great way to earn some extra cash.

copper wire
copper wire

High Demand For Copper

With the rapid development of global power transportation, transmission grids and renewable energy generation, the demand for copper is growing significantly. According to S&P Global, global copper consumption is expected to increase from nearly 30 million tons now to about 53 million tons by 2050. In order to meet future demand, it is particularly important to promote the recovery and recycling of copper, which will not only help alleviate resource pressure, but also reduce environmental impact and achieve sustainable development.

High Economic Benefits

Copper recovered from copper wire, namely red copper, has a high market price and extremely high recycling value, which is economically beneficial to both individuals and enterprises.

Recycled copper retains its characteristics and quality and can be used in a variety of products, from consumer goods to industrial applications, maintaining its practicality and value.

In addition, in the metal recycling market, the recycling price of copper can be as high as $8,800.

Secondly, the production cost of recycled copper is lower than that of producing new copper from ore, which saves costs.

Protect The Environment

Copper is not biodegradable, and a large amount of waste copper wire accumulated over a long period of time will emit trace elements and cause environmental pollution. Recycling scrap copper can save the energy required to produce new copper. This means a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and less pollution to water and air.


Copper mining is a resource-intensive process that involves digging up vast amounts of land to extract copper ore. This process is not only harmful to the environment, but it’s also unsustainable. By recycling copper scrap, we can reduce the need for new mining, which saves energy and resources.

Recycling also contributes to the circular economy, where recycled materials are constantly reused and repurposed, reducing the demand for new raw materials and minimizing waste.

How To Recycle Copper?

The purity of copper recycled by incineration is relatively low, and the quality is damaged, affecting the sales price. In addition, incineration pollutes the environment, so it has been banned in many areas.

The waste copper wire recycling machine, also known as the copper wire granulator, is currently the most common and effective equipment for processing waste copper wire, which is more efficient and environmentally friendly than the early incineration method.

copper wire granulator
copper wire granulator

The copper wire granulator uses a dry physical separation method to process waste copper wire. It does not require the use of chemical agents or high-temperature incineration, will not pollute the environment, and the purity and quality of copper will not be damaged, ensuring the high recycling value of copper.

The copper wire granulator is equipped with a crusher, a pulverizer, an airflow separator and an electrostatic separator, which can effectively separate copper and plastic with a separation rate of up to 99.9%.

As China’s leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly recycling equipment, we provide a variety of cost-effective copper recycling equipment, and provide you with the most suitable and efficient equipment according to your different production needs. If you want to know more, please consult us!