Silver Recycling in the United States in 2000

  title={Silver Recycling in the United States in 2000},
  author={Henry E. Hilliard},
In 2000, the global silver supply deficit (the difference between mine and scrap supply and silver demand) was more than 3,000 metric tons. U.S. silver demand for photo­ graphic applications alone was nearly equal to annual U.S. silver production. Until 1968, the U.S. silver deficit was filled by withdrawals from the U.S. Treasury reserves. In 2000, the deficit was filled by destocking, imports, and recycling. Photographic wastes, spent catalysts, and elec­ tronic scrap are the major sources of… CONTINUE READING

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