Ferrous metals can be expensive to buy, and difficult to get rid of at the end of their use. Recycling your steel with Entrec gives your company the best value for money and return on your investment, as well as does your bit towards your business’ environmental responsibilities.
It has been estimated that recycling steel saves the UK 74% of the energy needed to process virgin ore, for the same amount of steel! By saving energy on processing, recycling your steel also lessens the need for fossil fuels, and cuts down on emissions – one tonne of recycled steel reduces 76% of water pollution, and 86% of air pollution that regular ore produces! The EU has even estimated that by using recycled raw materials in any manufacturing process – scrap steel, for example, is used as the major raw material for electric arc furnace steelmaking – can cut CO2 emissions by up to 200 million tonnes per year.
In 2017, the UK recycled 10 million tonnes of scrap metal – that makes us one of the top 5 countries in the world for metal recycling! It’s also significantly more than our domestic steel and metal industries can use, so almost 90% of all of our scrap metal recycling is exported abroad, contributing a huge amount to our UK economy and establishing us as one of the best suppliers for metal in the global market. Here at Entrec, we’re proud to be part of a national tradition of metal recycling and manufacture, and our aim is to support our local businesses in getting the best value for their scrap metal – the UK scrap industry employs over 15,000 people nationwide, so we like to think we’re giving a little bit back to the community.
If you’re interested in learning more about our steel and ferrous metal recycling, chat to one of the team today on 01978 664 060, our visit our ferrous metals page to find out what kinds of steel we can process.