Lead is a widely used metal due to its dense, malleable and soft characteristics. This metal can be made into a variety of things, however, when it is no longer needed or needs to be replaced it can be challenging to get rid of safely.
As it is a toxic metal, lead cannot simply be thrown into a bin and sent to the landfills. When lead materials are disposed of improperly, it can cause many hazardous problems, for example, the lead could leak into the groundwater and contaminate it.
Recycling lead brings many advantages to the industry and to society. Areas such as energy consumption, carbon emissions, resource conservation and costs are positively affected. When it comes to energy consumption, the recycling of used lead products requires only about one-third of the energy needed to produce lead from its ores.
Due to this, major amounts of energy are saved and the carbon emissions are reduced. In addition to saving energy resources, the reduced demand for virgin metal also results in less demand for lead ores which will be conserved for future generations.
These are all great reasons to recycle with Entrec, as we can guarantee safe disposal and recycle this metal the right way.
If you’re interested in learning more about our lead and non-ferrous metal recycling, chat to one of the team today on 01978 664 060, send us a message here or, you can visit our non-ferrous metals page.