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Giz explains: The high price of copper

Posted on 18 July 2013

Lithium may store the power that drives out modern mobile world, but it’s copper that delivers it. This malleable metal is a vital component in modern homes, electronics and agriculture. But our reliance on copper comes at a steep price, both economically and environmentally.
Copper is quite the miracle metal. It readily conducts electricity (second in ability only to silver), strongly resists corrosion, and can easily take on a variety of shapes and tasks — everything from your home’s plumbing and the circuitry of your car’s stereo to utility-scale power transmission lines and industrial fertilisers and pesticides………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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