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Time to pause and pay tribute

As March 18, Global Recycling Day, passes for yet another year, we should take a moment to pause and pay tribute to our industry and to the collective efforts we put into recycling non-ferrous metals and other commodities on a daily basis.

Recycling is a critical sector which has created more than 500,000 jobs in the USA alone. Global manufacturing is reliant on the critical raw materials we collect and process, and to which we add value, so that manufacturers can create the products the world needs. In so doing, our sector contributes millions of tonnes of net carbon emission savings. 

We can be proud of what we have achieved thus far. And if we look at the road ahead of us, we can all appreciate the collective effort that will be needed going forward.