Why Copper Matters
Copper is integral to our lives. This valuable mineral is used in plumbing to keep clean water flowing free of toxins and wiring so that we are warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Copper circuits connect us to the world through our mobile devices. It is a critical element in virtually every electronic device made today, including the one you’re using to read this text.
Copper is the new green, a key ingredient in the wind and solar energy industries. It is 100% recyclable, and as an efficient conductor of electricity, it helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, for every ton of CO2 emitted from the production of copper, we reduce greenhouse gases by 2,000 tons.
Copper is known for its antimicrobial benefits. Copper saves lives and money by killing harmful bacteria. Antimicrobial copper surfaces help reduce the spread of germs and infection by 80%. Copper surfaces can also reduce infection rates by more than 50%. That’s why more hospitals are installing copper surfaces every day around the world.