- February 4, 2021
- Posted by: @fort@
- Category: Uncategorized
In recent years, recycling has become increasingly important to our modern society. The industry now needs to meet targets of cost reduction, limiting resources, and reduced landfill utilization. We are improving our ability to reduce, reuse, and recycle paper, plastics, bottles, cans, and cardboard; however, we also recycle metal scrap.
Scrap metal is not waste or trash. Metal scrap facilities that do scrap recycling are like above-ground mines, rich with resources that can be reused at a fraction of the cost to mine and refine metals from fresh ore. As a continuous resource, metal scrap from old automobiles, appliances, buildings, bridges, airplanes, and more can be melted and reshaped into new products countless times and will never be depleted.
Arranging for scrap metal pick up helps conserve our natural resources by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and using less energy than producing metal from virgin ore. The production of new metal releases a significantly greater amount of greenhouse gas emissions compared with making products from recycled metal scrap.
By using various recycled metals instead of virgin ore, the amount of energy saved is up to:
92 % for Aluminum
90 % for Copper
56 % for Steel
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that for each single recycled aluminum beverage can; we help conserve enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for four hours.
According to the National Institute of Health; recycling metal scrap creates many more jobs than sending the same amount of metal waste to the incinerator or sending the metal to a landfill. The National Recycling Coalition also says the recycling industry generates $236 billion annually and employs more than a million people across the United States.