On Friday, President Trump's first tariffs hit $34 billion worth of Chinese imports.
Beijing quickly responded with its own tariffs on equal amounts of American-made goods. Many believe that this back-and-forth between China and U.S. is the start of a trade war.
Imported steel and aluminum are one of the main targets of Trump’s latest tariffs.
Dan Cooper is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan. He sat down with Stateside's Cynthia Canty to discuss why these tariffs would have minimal effect on the U.S. if the country did a better job recycling its scrap metal.