The Working Group on Global Metal Flows aims at contributing to a better understanding of the potential for reuse and recycling of metals and the establishment of the international sound material-cycle society by providing scientific and authoritative assessment studies on the global stocks and flows of metals.


Metal stocks in society (2010)

Recycling Rates of Metals (2011)

Environmental Risks and Challenges of Anthropogenic Metals Flows and Cycles (2013)

Metal Recycling: Opportunities, Limits, Infrastructure (2013)

E-Book: International Resource Panel Work on Global Metal Flows (2013)

Upcoming Assessments

Metals Summary for Policymakers

Assessment on integrated scenario analysis