Life Cycle

Life Cycle

Life Cycle Assessment for Copper Products

Improving the environmental performance of products, along with enhancing sustainability throughout the supply chain, has become more important in recent years, both for consumers and industries.

In parallel, EU initiatives, such as the Sustainable Consumption and Production Action Plan, foster greater resource efficiency and the commercialisation of more environmentally-friendly products.

The copper industry is at the forefront of industries committed to reducing the environmental impact of its operations. Today, one third of the energy consumption of modern European copper manufacturing is used to operate environmental protection measures.

Responding to requests from end-users and regulators, along with the industry’s own sustainable development goals, the copper industry has conducted detailed life cycle assessments (LCA) on the production of copper metal and the leading semi-finished copper products (tube, wire and sheet).

Life cycle assessment of copper sheet
Life cycle assessment data for copper sheet

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Life cycle assessment of copper tube
Life cycle assessment data for copper tube

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Life cycle assessment of copper wire
Life cycle assessment data for copper wire

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Life Cycle Centre Contact

Dr. Ing. Ladji Tikana
Deutsches Kupferinstitut Berufsverband e.V.
Heinrichstrasse 24
40239 Dusseldorf
Germany
Tel:   +49 (211) 2394 690
Email

Copper is a sustainable material that is pivotal to building the circular economy. Visit the European Copper Institute site to find out more.

ECI is taking part in two European Commission pilot project on Product Environmental Footprints – one on tubes, the other on metal sheets.