Copper demand and supply in the EU. Scenarios for recycling improvements

Luca Ciacci

University of Bologna

Luca Ciacci is Marie-Curie Fellow at the Department of Industrial Chemistry at the University of Bologna. He is engaged in investigating the use of metals in anthropogenic cycles, the potential for recycling associated to urban mines, and the analysis of environmental implications. His work includes material flow accounting and life cycle assessment.


European countries are highly dependent on imports because of scarcity of domestic natural reserves for many materials. Such feature as net-importer makes Europe vulnerable to potential supply risk and raw material shortages.... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Luca Ciacci (University of Bologna)
  2. Ivano Vassura (University of Bologna)
  3. Fabrizio Passarini (University of Bologna)

Topic Area

• Socio-economic metabolism and material flow analysis


TS-16 » Material criticality and resilience 3 (13:45 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room G)

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