The member companies of the Nickel Institute produce basic nickel products that form the basis of other materials and products.
These materials and products are transformed numerous times by different companies in different industry sectors before the finished nickel-containing products arrive in the marketplace.
The Nickel Institute is the nickel industry organization that concerns itself with nickel after it has left the ownership and responsibility of the nickel producing companies. In 2001 the Nickel Institute developed and had approved by its Board of Directors a formal product stewardship policy. This policy was revised and expanded in May 2005. It and the activities of the Nickel Institute in support of it are reviewed annually.
Consistent with that policy, the Nickel Institute has identified several issues that will be of interest to audiences beyond its traditional industry-to-industry communication focus. The topics on this page deal with consumer products, their safe use and eventual recycling. For information on nickel in a commercial industrial context, go to Managing Nickel and Nickel-Containing Products.
The information is very brief and is intended to give quick, practical advice. Questions consumers can ask of themselves or retailers are often suggested, and links to further information offered.