Scrap metals are considered to be waste products intended to be processed in order to enter the manufacturing cycle over again. The trend of growing interest in scrap metals is booming not only in Europe and the United States; Turkey, India, China and dozens of other countries are actively buying scrap metal in huge volumes. The explanation is pretty easy to find: scrap metal is way much cheaper than raw iron or copper.
Nobel Laureate in Physics Konstantin Novoselov believes that graphene, for investigation of which he and Andrew Geim received a prestigious award, will be applied in the production of high-frequency transistors. Graphene is already available for individual entrepreneurs in the UK (the price ranges from 700 to 2300 pounds).