Surprisingly valuable junk
On: Sep 6, 2018
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Though most of us wouldn’t expect to find any hidden gems within garbage piles on junkyards, the truth is quite the opposite. Though most of us dispose of items that can no longer be used, that doesn’t mean all of their elements are completely void of use and value. If you know what to look […]
Landfills and junkyards are not the same
On: Aug 10, 2018
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Though the terms “landfill” and “junkyard” are often used interchangeably, their purpose is actually quite different. Many people assume landfills are just a place to dump metals, plastics, car parts, and other types of scrap, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Compared to a junkyard, a landfill is a far more forward-thinking solution […]
Car recycling – how it’s done
On: Jun 12, 2018
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We are living in the world that is steadily becoming more conscious of the impact we have on the environment. As such, we are always searching for more and more reliable ways to reuse the materials we have available. Recycling experts take to cars as a reliable source of reusable materials to further reduce our […]
Top 6 Copper recycling facts
On: May 22, 2018
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Copper is a popular non-ferrous metal. It is well-known for its resistance to corrosion, malleability, high ductility, and electrical conductivity. Today, copper is used in the manufacture of power generation and transmission, construction, electronic products, as well as transportation vehicles and industrial machinery. After iron and aluminium, it is considered the most recycled metal. According […]
Increasing sustainability through metal recycling
On: Apr 27, 2018
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With global awareness in the fields of environmental protection at an all-time high, recycling has become not only expected, but a downright necessary part of our day-to-day lives. People all around do their best to lead an eco-friendly, sustainable life. However, there is always room for improvement, and when it comes to scrap metal, we […]
What is e-waste?
On: Mar 8, 2018
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Electronic waste, or e-waste for short, is a product of modern times. It’s a problem we’ve never had to deal with before, and so not everyone is aware of how to deal with it. As the needs of the average consumer in terms of efficient electronic equipment grow, so too does the speed at which […]
5 recycling trends coming in 2018
On: Feb 16, 2018
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While we’ve all certainly come a long way when it comes to how we manage our waste, it’s hard to deny the fact that the methods currently used in the waste management industry are quite a bit behind the times. There is a whole new world of potential changes that can happen to enhance the […]
How to go about battery disposal?
On: Feb 1, 2018
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There is always a lot of talk about how to dispose of used batteries. Most people will tell you they can’t go into the regular rubbish bin, and in the majority of countries, this is the law. This is due to the fact that most batteries contain hazardous chemicals such as cadmium, mercury, and lead. […]
Recovering precious metals from electronic scrap
On: Jan 29, 2018
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In this day and age, going green has gained a near-profound level of importance. With the amount of waste we produce every day, it’s no wonder that so many people are pushing towards recycling. This goes double to very valuable waste, such as precious metal found in electronic scrap, that goes to waste if it […]
Recovering copper from cables – why is copper recycling cost-effective?
On: Dec 20, 2017
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Why Recycle Copper? Copper is one of the oldest use materials on Earth. For around 5000 years, copper was the only metal mankind utilised for anything. Its versatility is so great that it is still commonly used for various items to this day. From money to computer cables, copper can be found everywhere, easily recognisable […]
The importance of scrap metal recycling in the UK economy
On: Nov 22, 2017
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Recycling has been a hot-button issue for quite some time. It’s hard to overstate its importance – the impact it has on the environment, as well as UK’s economy is substantial. The Earth’s resources are not a cornucopia of unlimited possibilities, so proper conservation can only benefit everyone in the long run. Thankfully, the recycling […]
How to segregate metals and electric waste
On: Sep 28, 2017
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Managing metal and e-waste Metal and electronic waste can be very hard to dispose of in a safe way, so separating them correctly can be the cause of a major headache to those of us more concerned with the environment. While problematic, e-waste can be utilised by recovering the metal components within it. While the […]
What do you get by recycling aluminum?
On: Sep 14, 2017
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The benefits of recycling aluminium Recycling is a pretty hot-button issue. We generate so much waste that we’re getting dangerously close to permanently damaging our ecosystem, endangering life both on land and in the sea. While plastic may be hard to recycle, aluminium is another matter entirely. There are a myriad of potential uses for […]
The second life of waste – products you didn’t know were remade from trash.
On: Aug 9, 2017
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One man’s trash is another man’s, well, something! The life cycle of the things we use nowadays is very short. New products are made quickly and without as much care as in the past. Machine parts, tools, frames etc. get worn out easily. Do you know how much trash is generated every year? In Europe, […]
Vehicle Dismantlers – How to Choose the Best One?
On: Oct 14, 2016
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When your car can no longer be used, when it is no longer worth anything, or when you just want to get rid of it quickly, the best solution is to scrap it at a dismantling station. It’s nothing else but a company dismantling end-of-life cars. In the United Kingdom, there are plenty of such […]