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How has coronavirus impacted the scrap metal market?

The COVID-19 global pandemic is taking a toll on the businesses in the scrap sector and affecting prices and the delivery of scrap metal. Because many people in construction industries have been furloughed, and many scrap yards are shut down for the time being, market growth has been affected.

Initially, European metal markets didn’t seem to be impacted by coronavirus, only business with China was disrupted. However, everything changed as European governments took measures to protect their population from the virus, closing many construction-related industries and halting shipments of scrap metal amongst other commodities.

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Why is the price of palladium so high?


The price of this precious metal can fluctuate and is a factor in the theft of catalytic converters due to its resale price. In this article we look at why the price of palladium is high and its numerous uses.

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Will Brexit Affect Scrap Metal Prices… Might Prices Go Up?

With the UK now set to leave the European Union by 31st January 2020, questions are increasingly being asked in the scrap metal industry as to what the impact of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal will have on scrap metal prices.

Selling your scrap metal for recycling can be a handy little earner, particularly if you’ve recently cleared out your home or workplace and discovered a large volume of waste metals that could be reused to ease the burden on the wider environment.

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All about aluminium recycling

Old rolled aluminium

The aluminium recycling industry is increasingly important to the UK’s economy in terms of manufacturing, protecting the environment, and more. Read on for more detail in this special ASM Metal Recycling guide to aluminium, covering everything you need to know on the subject.

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Can lead be recycled?

Close-up on container of scrap lead metal

Not only is lead a recyclable metal, it possesses some of the highest recycling rates of all materials commonly used today.  In fact, more lead is now produced through recycling than mining.

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