Unlike other metal recycling, iron recycling incorporates only ferrous metals. Ferrous refers to any metal that contains iron. These metals are magnetic in nature, and contain a significant percentage of iron. With steel, iron is the main ingredient, and other metals are added during manufacturing. In North America, appliances, automobiles, and construction materials account for the major amount of recycled material. Huge amounts of structural steel and automobile metal are recycled every year. Continue reading
While the recycling industry churns away, and more scrap metal gets recycled every year, there’s much that happens once the recycled metal is ready to be used again. The fact is, old vehicles, old appliances, and industrial waste all contribute to new sources of recycled metal. These materials are practically as good as virgin metal because none of the physical properties are compromised in the recycling process. The good news is that world demand for recycled metal is ever growing.
Today, being an environmentally conscious business is important to practically everyone in the supply chain. Clearly, it’s a way of contributing to a better environment, but it’s also very good for business. In short, going “green” with metal recycling is a win/win situation. When done right, the payoff makes all the effort well worthwhile. For some businesses, this can be more than just collecting odds and ends of scrap metal for pickup at the end of the week. Continue reading
Comparable to a human life, aluminum can undergo a full-cycle of their own life story ─ eventually going back to where they came from before getting reborn and reused. Aluminum is a flexible metal and is one of the most recyclable material in the world; aluminum could be recycled and reused within 60 days. Aluminum cans are one of aluminum’s main usages, as they are used to hold various types of beverages worldwide. Since recycling aluminum uses 95% less energy than manufacturing new aluminum ores, recycling aluminum cans is an extremely important procedure. This article will breakdown the journey that aluminum can goes through from formation, to the end of its lifetime. Continue reading
Demand for aluminum products is ever growing. It’s primarily because aluminum products are so versatile. And while aluminum remains one of the most widely used metals, traditional aluminum cans remain the most recycled item worldwide. Aluminum is used in practically every aspect of transportation; in food and product packaging; in power transmission wires; and in every facet of construction. But what really matters with aluminum is the excellent potential for recycling, the high waste and scrap value, and its low energy requirement during the recycling process. Continue reading
Anyone who knows anything about aluminum recycling knows that it’s the most recyclable metal of all metals. There is no limitation on the number of times that aluminum can be recycled. And more importantly, the metal doesn’t lose its inherent qualities after repeated recycling. Throughout the recycled metals industry, aluminum is routinely considered to be substantially more valuable than any of the other recycled metals and materials. Continue reading
Whether we’re talking about aluminum recycling in Toronto, or anywhere else in around the world, it’s universally agreed that aluminum is the most recyclable material on earth. The number of times that aluminum can be recycled is infinite, and time after time, it keeps its original integrity, and all of its unique attributes. The metals industry, and that includes the recycling industry, sees aluminum as more valuable than any of the recycled metals. Continue reading
Aluminum recycling is the perfect storm of the recycling world – primarily because the processing and refining is far less expensive and less energy intensive than the mining, extracting and processing of NEW aluminum. Recycling and reuse of scrap aluminum makes sense – industry statistics note that scrap aluminum requires 5% of the energy that is used to make new aluminum. It’s no wonder that more than one third of aluminum produced in the USA alone, comes from aluminum recycling. Continue reading