Thursday, 25 August 2016
Robert Fell, the chief executive for the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) spoke at a recent Metals Recycling Event and CARS Expo at Donington Park, a yearly event that is one of the standout days in the recycling industry’s calendar.
Mr Fell used his speech to highlight the performance of the metals industry within the last couple of years, noting that the sector was playing a key part in helping to deliver a ‘sustainable planet for future generations’. He also argued that, in fact, the industry as a whole could even be more vocal in promoting its own success.
Thursday, 4 August 2016
If you’ve spent any time at all on the ASM Metal Recycling website, you’ll already know that one of our most popular services is scrapping cars. Around two million cars are scrapped in Britain each year and for many people it remains by far the most sensible financial option.
We thought it would be a good idea to take a look at everything you need to take into account when scrapping your car. Of course, we’d always recommend picking up the phone and giving us a call, but if you just want to find out a little bit more about the whole process, keep reading.
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
The UK’s actual rate of recycling for aluminium packaging in 2015 was much better than initially reported with over 10,000 tonnes of material going unreported, according to a study commissioned by the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro).
Alupro believes that the figure could be higher than official figures claimed, with the estimated recycling rate for aluminium drinks cans alone reaching 69 per cent, up from 60 per cent.
Tuesday, 5 April 2016
The amount of steel packaging and aluminium beverage cans recycled reached record levels in 2013, with over three million tonnes in total being re-used.
As a result, the recycling rate of rigid metal packaging has risen to a new record of 74.7 per cent, and represented a 1.1 per cent improvement over the previous year’s figures.
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Over 400 million tonnes of metal is recycled each and every year, processing ferrous and non-ferrous metal scrap into valuable secondary raw materials for the smelting of new metals.
Metals suitable for recycling are generally sorted into two separate groups: steel and aluminium. The simplest way to determine the type of metal you have is to conduct a simple magnet test. Steel is magnetic and will stick to a magnet but aluminium is not. Some metal products will feature a symbol, such as an alu mark, to give you a clear indication of the metal it is made from.
- All about aluminium recycling
- Guide to tyre recycling UK
- Can lead be recycled?
- WEEE Recycling Guide
- The World of Metal Recycling: The Facts
- Scrap metal for cash: the law
- Why is it better to recycle copper?
- How is the UK scrap metal industry today?
- What is a metal scrap yard?
- What is commercial waste?
- 4 top tips for businesses undergoing a site clearance
- How to classify the different types of waste your business produces
- Understanding Grades of Copper Scrap
- Metal recycling guide
- New gold recycling introduced to WEEE