There are many alloys that can be recycled. A lot of them are found in the most unexpected places. You of course have your common recyclables such as aluminum shreds but what about other alloy scrap metals created during construction or the manufacturing process?
The Most Commonly Recycled Scrap Metal is Steel
Steel is an alloy and can be found just about anywhere. It is recyclable and can be found in your car, in beams of commercial projects, in home furnishings, and wiring. Steel is the most common metal found within the scrap metal industry. 40 percent of worldwide steel production is recycled. There are different types of steel including carbon steel which is commonly used in construction settings. Skyscrapers, bridges, and pipelines all have recyclable steel within their structures. Restaurant appliances, countertops, and pots and pans are stainless steel and can be recycled. End-of-life structures, automobiles, and products can be made into new, raw materials by taking the time to recycle.
Scrap brass takes a very long time to degrade so it really should never hit a landfill. Recycling brass allows for many opportunities for new products to be made without adding to waste. Being priced at a mid-level range, brass can add up quickly in weight because of how heavy and it is. Those who work in the demolition or renovation industry should consider recycling old brass fixtures, tools, piping and faucets. Recycling will not only give you peace of mind by not contributing to the landfill, but it will provide a valuable revenue stream for your business as well.
Aluminum Scrap Metal
Gaining popularity after World War II with the introduction of beverage cans, aluminum has increasingly grown in production use. On a large scale, aluminum is found in airplanes and spacecraft. But all sorts of forms of transportation are made from this alloy. Cars, bicycles, rail transport, and ships all have aluminum parts. Recycling aluminum alloys has been proven to provide noticeable benefits within our economy. As a result, it makes sense for the aluminum industry to develop and enforce ongoing technologies that will help to boost recycling benefits.
It’s important to continue to recycle metals as they are all around us in our everyday lives.
Helping to keep landfills low while also having the added benefit of making money from recycling are huge incentives to continue the cycle. Industrial scale scrap recycling is important for environmental and economic reasons and can help to provide manufacturers with metals for everyday uses.
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