All of us use keys, locks, taps and many other objects with a high bronze content that after being used we can have them thrown away in a drawer. Ironically, few know that bronze can be recycled, and that it is imperative to do so. Why is it so important to treat this material?
In the first place, because it is a non-renewable resource. Bronze is an alloy made up of copper and tin, two metals that are extracted from the earth's crust through mining, consuming a large amount of water and energy.
By recycling bronze, world reserves of its components can be extended into the future. In short, we need to reuse and recycle it so that the extraction of these materials is reduced to the necessary minimum.