Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Put simply, scrap metal is the combination of waste metal, metallic material and any product that contains metal that is capable of being recycled from previous consumption or product manufacturing. Whether it’s vehicle parts, building supplies or surplus project materials, scrap has tremendous monetary value; so much so that the UK’s metal recycling industry is now worth upwards of £5.6 billion.
Scrap metal can originate from commercial and residential use. Whether it’s ferrous or non-ferrous metal, the processing of this into vital secondary raw material for the smelting of brand new metals is absolutely key.
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
The metal recycling industry is now as well-known as it’s ever been. Indeed, according to the British Metal Recycling Association, it’s currently a £5.6 billion industry, employing over 8,000 people and making a substantial contribution to the UK balance of trade. Worldwide, over 400 million tonnes of metal are recycled each year.
But, those are more universal terms. Where should you, as someone with scrap metal to buy or sell, go first?
Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Researchers in both Canada and the UK believe that metal powders could be used as a genuine long-term potential replacement for fossil fuels.
The findings came from the team at McGill University as well as a European Space Agency scientist in the Netherlands, and have been detailed in the Applied Energy Journal.
Monday, 5 October 2015
If you’re new to the world of metal recycling, the amount of different metals and their uses might be a bit surprising: it’s very easy to forget just how much goes into our day-to-day lives behind the scenes!
We thought it would be interesting to take a look at the uses of different metals in the day-to-day. As well as being informative, it will also give you some idea as to which metals you have in your possession that could be worth trading in!
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
This might not be what you’re expecting from a metal recycling company, but actually, knowing where metal comes from is an important part of knowing why it’s so important to recycle. If we have perspective on the effort it takes to obtain the materials, then we can understand better why finding energy-efficient sources is more important.
Where does metal come from, country wise?
- 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