Recycling metal reduces pollution, saves resources, reduces waste going to landfills and prevents the destruction of habitats from mining new ore.
Metal recycling conserves natural resources by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and using less energy than making metal from virgin ore. The production of new metal releases a far greater amount of greenhouse gas emissions compared with making products from recycled metal.
The amount of energy saved using various recycled metals compared to virgin ore is up to:
- 92 % for aluminium
- 90 % for copper
- 56 % for steel
Good for The Economy
- Metals recycling supplies a major worldwide industry. Despite an economic slowdown and a decline in the steel industry, manufacturing of metals continues contribute significant value to the UK economy. As the national demand slows, export markets are growing.
Get in touch with the team today to find out how recycling your scrap can put some cash back in your pocket and help reduce your emissions!