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U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1196-Q

Flow Studies for Recycling Metal Commodities in the United States

Antimony Recycling in the United States in 2000

(Supersedes Open-File Report 2005-1079)

Published 2006
Online only
Version 1.0

By James F. Carlin, Jr.


The importance of recycling has become more obvious as concerns about the environment and import dependence have grown in recent years. When materials are recycled, fewer natural resources are consumed, and less waste products go to landfills or pollute the water and air. This study, one of a series of reports on metals recycling in 2000, discusses the flow of antimony from mining through its uses and disposal with emphasis on recycling. In 2000, the recycling efficiency for antimony was estimated to be 89 percent, and the recycling rate was about 20 percent.


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For scientific questions or comments concerning this report, contact James F. Carlin, Jr.

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