Copper is present in the earth’s crust naturally. 870
million tonnes are the estimates of global copper
reserves. The annual copper demand is 28 million and these
resources are estimated to exceed 5000 million tonnes.
According to the 1950, United States Geological
Survey, there was an average of around 40 years of
copper reserves and around 200 years of copper left.
But these estimates change quickly with the
advancement, technological innovations and evolving
economics of mining.
According to the latest studies, there is only about 6.3
billion metric tonnes of copper left on the planet.
The demand for copper is increasing. Since copper is
easily recyclable, recycling copper is the only way to save
the copper resources.