Davis Index: Market Intelligence for the Global Metals and Recycled Materials Markets

Responsible disposal of Li-ion batteries: Pulse SCS

By Luke Duval   In many ways, lithium-ion batteries are the unsung technological miracle of the modern world. Most people have heard of them, but few recognize just how completely society depends on these batteries to power our everyday lives. They are the beating heart of communications, interconnectivity, transportation, medicine, and of course, home electricity. […]

Coalition objects to new certification: GSCC

The Global Steel Climate Council (GSCC) released The Steel Climate Standard to measure and report steel carbon emissions on Aug 3, 2023. However, the new standard is being opposed by a coalition of civil society organizations.   On Aug 22, the coalition published an open letter calling on policymakers, steelmakers, and buyers to disregard the […]

China has post-COVID stress disorder: Shapiro

Three years of lockdowns forced the Chinese to be literally prisoners in their own homes. The only time they could go out was with special permission, and you had to be tested every few days. Most people were out of work. If you bought a new home, you had to prepay for it, and then […]

Safety training for EV Battery Recycling: ISRI

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has developed a first-of-its-kind online safety training program on recycling electric vehicle (EV) batteries in partnership with the Energy Security Agency (ESA) and other fire safety experts.   Launching this program in July, the organization noted that the recycled materials industry processes around 17 million vehicles every year. […]

GSCC launches Steel Climate Standard

The Global Steel Climate Council (GSCC) has released its new Steel Climate Standard to measure and report carbon emissions after its comment period ended.    The standard is process-agnostic and mandates science-based emission targets that equally apply to all steel manufacturers globally. The Steel Climate Standard is auditable, inclusive, and transparent in its single-focused design […]