Metal recycling started in the Bronze Age around 2500 BC, where prehistoric people started to combine tin and copper to make bronze.
During the middle Bronze Age onwards bronze began to be transported all over Europe to be recycled. It is one of the oldest industries in the world with little change in some of the recycling techniques over time. However, with advances in material technology, such as more complex alloys, coatings and combinations of different metals, we recognise that we have a responsibility to embrace new technology to help detect and process these metals adequately to ensure sustainability and availability of essential minor metals for future generations.
As the world navigates through the fourth Industrial Revolution into the digitization of manufacturing, we are looking at all opportunities that we can embrace new technology and effective recycling of new types of revert.