WHY RECYCLE WASTE METAL?
Here are some reasons to convince you.
As well as gaining income from something that is no longer of any use to you, you will be tidying up your environment. A tidy environment is a safer environment.
Now more than ever before, it is essential we conserve the earths natural resources.
Regardless of whether its metal, plastic, wood, glass or any other resource. Recycling greatly reduces the damaging effects globally to the atmosphere and our environment by reducing the amount of greenhouse gases and pollution that is produced through the production processes and mining for these natural materials.
Millions of tons of metal is recycled in the UK alone each year. This process benefits the environment and helps support the economy.
Recycling metal uses less energy than new metal production.
Metal can withstand continual recycling.
All ferrous metals from iron to stainless steel can be recycled as well as non-ferrous metals such as copper, zinc, and aluminium.
Precious metals can be recovered from computers, like gold, palladium silver and platinum.
Recycling metal preserves precious natural resources like coal and iron ore, which are used in the production of metals.
Metal is one of the few raw materials that can be readily recycled without damaging its original properties. This means that there isn’t any real reason to create new metal — apart from to meet increased demand.
The recycling process can be repeated as many times as needed, even with valuable metals such as aluminium.
To offset carbon emissions: It’s becoming increasingly important to recycle all raw material in attempts to achieve ambitious “zero to landfill” targets.
Recycling metal cuts down emissions and reduces air pollution, therefore helping to eliminate pollution from the atmosphere.
A tonne of aluminium recycled saved 9 tonnes of CO2 emissions from being released into the atmosphere.The Planet Mark Environmental Foundation confirms that every tonne of aluminium that is recycled results in conserving five tonnes of bauxite.
Recycling could also earn you money, as well as tidy up your environment, Why wouldn’t you want to ?
As people grow more concerned about the environment, the recycling industry is putting new pressures on businesses to meet higher recycling standards.
Firms are expected to recycle materials where possible, with metal recycling a huge part of this.
If your business has scrap metal laying around on-site, you should feel obligated to take action.