China recycles more of its own non-ferrous metals

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Around 5.4 million tonnes of non-ferrous metals have been recycled domestically in China this year up to the end of August.

This represents an increase of 3.8 per cent on the same period last year for recycling of domestically sourced non-ferrous metals, according to figures from the China Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Association.

While recycled copper was unchanged on 1.7 million tonnes, recycled aluminium was up 4 per cent year-on-year to 2.8 million tonnes and lead was up 7 per cent to 900,000 tonnes.