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What are the Benefits of Recycling Metals?

Do you operate a company that generates a lot of metal waste?
Recycling your business scrap metal goes beyond mere waste management – it brings numerous advantages for both your company and the environment.

Check out these great benefits of recycling metals:

Improve your company’s green credentials
Recycling scrap metal shows that your company is committed to being environmentally responsible and this in turn can boost your business reputation and make you look more attractive to potential customers.

Opting to recycle commercial scrap metal waste instead of disposing of it in landfill is a meaningful contribution to environmental preservation and a reduction in your business’s […]

10th January 2024|

What is Scrap Metal and why should you Recycle Scrap?

Scrap metal can come from various sources, including construction sites, automotive repair, demolition projects, and household waste.

Scrap metal is categorised into two main types: ferrous and non-ferrous.

Ferrous scrap metal contains iron and is magnetic e.g. old appliances (refrigerators and washing machines), structural steel, machinery, and automotive parts. This type of scrap metal is often recycled to produce new steel products.
Non-ferrous scrap metal does not contain iron and is typically not magnetic e.g. aluminium, copper, brass, lead, zinc, and various alloys. Non-ferrous scrap metals are highly valuable and are often recycled to conserve resources and reduce energy consumption.

Scrap metal […]

16th August 2023|

What are the Benefits of Vehicle De-Pollution?

Is your car or van in a state of disrepair and no longer in use?

Then why not turn your vehicle into scrap to make money?

Vehicle de-pollution is a process whereby end-of-life vehicles are scrapped for highly competitive prices.

At Entrec, we organise every aspect of the vehicle de-pollution process, from managing the necessary paperwork to de-registering the vehicle therefore significantly reducing the amount that ends up in the landfill.

Benefits include:

Money in Your Pocket – by turning your vehicle into scrap you can make money. It’s a great way for car owners to make some quick cash or even find the […]

9th June 2023|

5 Metals That Can Be Recycled

Recycling is an important practice that can help conserve natural resources, reduce energy consumption, reduce greenhouse gases and provide economic benefits.

Many metals can be recycled into new high-quality metals but there is often confusion about what metals can be recycled or not – this leads to reusable materials going to landfills unnecessarily.

Metals suitable for recycling are generally sorted into ferrous and non-ferrous metals, the main difference being that ferrous metals contain iron and non-ferrous metals do not.
Here are 5 of the most common metals that can be recycled:

Steel – is the most recycled metal accounting for about 65% of […]

11th May 2023|

Interested in Scrap Metal Recycling?

Do you just throw away old, surplus or waste metal because you don’t know what else to do with it.

At Entrec, we recycle scrap metal for the following reasons:

Profitable – you can earn a profit from any scrap that can be used.
Better for the environment – the less virgin metal ore that needs to be mined out of the ground, the better our planet will be. By recycling scrap metal, you are putting old metal back into the system and reducing the need for new virgin metal.
Reduces Landfill – by recycling scrap metal instead of throwing it […]

20th February 2023|

Why Should Aluminium be Recycled?

Aluminium is known as the ‘green’ metal and is the most environmentally friendly, non-ferrous metal due to its low energy needs and high scrap value.

As a popular container for food, drinks, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products, it is used in cans, trays, coffee capsules and more.

Due to its atomic structure, aluminium does not degrade during the recycling process meaning it can be recycled infinitely to produce the same product. This makes it both economical and environmentally effective.

There are many benefits of recycling aluminium both for the environment and the economy including:

· Energy Saving – recycling aluminium saves energy. Raw ore requires […]

10th February 2023|

Why Recycle Cables?

Many households and businesses contain drawers full of unwanted cables, leads and wires, but did you know they can be recycled?
Most cables are valuable and can contain copper, aluminium and even gold that can be turned into new products and every cable counts from data and communication cables to transformers and heavy-duty trunk mains.

Recycling cables and leads correctly mean that the plastic coating won’t pollute the environment and at Entrec our specialist granulation process means we effectively eliminate the need for landfill.

Let your cables have a new lease of life by recycling them, talk to Entrec today – we are […]

21st October 2022|

What’s the Difference between Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals?

The quickest way to recognise the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous metals is Iron.
Put simply, ferrous metals contain iron and non-ferrous metals do not – but the differences don’t end there:

Magnetism – magnets only stick to certain metals and typically they stick to ferrous metals as iron (as a polar molecule) is attracted to magnetic fields. Non-ferrous metals only become magnetic if they are run through an electrical field to polarise them.

Oxidation – ferrous metals can rust – this is because iron easily bonds with oxygen. However, some ferrous metals e.g. stainless steel do not rust as they become combined […]

21st October 2022|

5 reasons to recycle scrap metal

Thinking of recycling your scrap metal? Here are 5 reasons to convince you to do it.

Meet recycling industry standards

Most industries are seeing an increase in strict policies that they, must meet in order to avoid fines or green taxes. Recycling your scrap metal will help you meet those standards as well as stay ahead of policy changes.

Offset your businesses carbon emissions

With the world being in an environmental crisis, recycling metal and reducing your zero to landfill target can be a great big step.

Save money by reducing production cost

It is cheaper to recycle metal than to send it […]

5th July 2022|

How to reduce e-waste?

E-waste in the UK
Did you know that the UK is one of the biggest producers of e-waste? In the UK, on average 23.9kg (52.69 pounds) of waste is created every year per household. Unfortunately, most of that waste isn’t recycled and so toxic substances such as mercury and lead spill into soil and water.
What exactly is e-waste?
E-waste (electronic waste) includes anything with cords, plugs and electronic components. Common sources of e-waste include televisions, computers, mobile phones and any type of home appliance, from air conditioners to children’s toys.
How you can reduce e-waste using the 3 R’s:

Reduce – postpone that […]

5th July 2022|
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