To: Big Copper @ Extreme Upstream of Our Global Supply Chain
From: Your Midstream & Downstream Users/Consumers
Copper is already 80% re-cycled -- at the midstream of the Supply Chain. But we still need more and more from your mines, and endlessly so. The global supply chain is singularly ever beholden to copper as much as we are to Mother Earth herself.
We know extracting ore is not only not easy but is very hard work for the workers. There is little incentive to change your definition of a mine plan, their waste streams or the current definition of mine closure.
But waste and tailings are sprawling, doubling land base, waster usage, waste streams, supply lines, and encroachment on Indigenous cultures, tourism, agriculture, and archeology. Water Desal sounds great, but is it? and what about artisanal fisheries, added fossil fuel usage?
We are sympathetic with you that Ore Extraction requires huge waste piles of rock and tailing waste ponds. But perhaps new thinking can breed new solutions if we think together.
The Clean Copper Supply Chain Alliance has been established to create a forum where external thinking can infuse the Extractives industries. The Extractives Sector is at a turning point, beginning with the acknowledgment by Institutional and NGO investment that Big Oil's assets are Stranded. Mine Tailings may become the Achilles Heal of Big Mining if new ideas are not born.
We are Adopting Clean Copper™ as a way to communicate that we are working hard inside our supply chains and companies to achieve network Circular Economies but unless you are on board with us, joining us at events like Commit! Forum, we fear you are working towards yesterday's definition of sustainability and not the current moon shot.
today in hopes it inspires you, Big Copper, to making Clean Copper at the mines. To do so is the only way we are ever assured our work towards a Circular Economy can be realized because your copper pervades everything in our lives, our products, our services and our Life Cycle Assessments.
By doing so, we are building the world's 1st regional Solar & Hydrogen economies. But we need your help.
We challenge you, sailors aboard Spaceship Earth with us, to help us become a global Circular Economy with Zero Waste Zero Emissions. It is the right thing to do right now for our children.
We the Downstream and Midstream users and consumers Challenge you to deliver us Clean Copper in our common supply chain within the decade. If man can go to the moon and back again on Hydrogen, safely, then we ask: Why not Clean Copper via Hydrogen or the plethora of breakthrough technologies of the last 100 years.
Copper is infinite. It is never looses its properties nor combusts. It has been the backbone of Civilizations' economies for over 8,000 years. For 100 years Fossil Fuels and TNT has served to enable exponential output that built our electricity grids, autos, and beyond. But now is the time to chart new pathways for the 21st Century supply chain by rethinking the extraction, production and refining of copper.
We encourage you to take our Challenge that challenges Big Copper explore new opportunities with us based on Deep Ecology & Solmaxion science and engineering principles.
Adopt Clean Copper™ for your supply chain network. Because we are partnered with Tradeshift, we make it very easy for you.
COMMIT! TO CLEAN COPPER™