There is something simple you can do to help the environment and to make some extra cash — recycle the unused metal objects that might be sitting within dark cupboards, stacked in the shed or lying around your backyard. Here are several reasons to take the trouble to gather up and recycle all these items.
Saves Scarce Resources
Recycling metal benefits the environment. Manufacturers of items such as cars, fridges, bicycles and window frames need raw metal from which to make these objects.
Green issues are becoming increasingly important to consumers. Demonstrating that your company operates in an environmentally friendly way is a key strategy for securing the goodwill of those who use your services. Many people will favour companies which do all they can to recycle. However, if your company deals with sensitive documents, you may face a problem. Using traditional paper recycling services can place sensitive data at risk. Thankfully, document destruction recycling services can safely and securely deal with paper waste which contains sensitive or confidential information.
Sending metal to a landfill can allow toxic chemicals to leach into the environment and is also a waste of materials — recycled metals can be just as good as quality as the raw material, without the environmental cost. Many scrap metal dealers will pay for your metal scrap, but what kinds of items will they buy?
Most metal radiators can be salvaged, whether they have come from your house or a car air conditioning unit.
When ocean-going vessels come to the end of their useful lives, they go through a process known as ship breaking. In fact, ship dismantling may be a more accurate term for the many processes that go on to salvage as much material from a vessel as it is taken apart piece by piece. Ship breaking goes on in many locations around the world and often requires a larger number of workers because ships frequently have to be taken apart by hand before their hulls are ultimately destroyed.
It is true that much of the Earth's copper ore remains in the ground waiting to be extracted. However, much of it is in hard to get to locations, and it is, when all is said and done, a finite resource which will run out eventually. Used in anything from electrical cabling to plumbing, copper is incredibly useful and should be recycled at every opportunity. Not only does this mean preserving the available resource but it also results in lowering overall energy consumption.