The Environmental Impact of Recycling Metals
There are many essential ways that recycling metals benefits our environment. From cutting down the greenhouse gas emissions to saving energy and protecting the depletion of our natural resources. Recycling metals dramatically reduces the amount of energy used to produce steel, for instance, from the virgin ore in comparison to producing it from scrap metal. Metals can be recycled almost indefinitely without irradicating any of the materials properties. Therefore it is a re-useable resource, offering a never ending life cycle.
Recycling scrap metals also helps to protect our landfills by preventing unwanted metals from being dumped and thus contaminating the soils and air with their toxins.
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We have currently contributed to new plantations in the East Anglia area.
RECYCLING 1KG OF ALUMINIUM SAVES UP TO 6KG OF BAUXITE* 4KG OF CHEMICAL PRODUCTS AND 14kWh OF ELECTRICITY - ENOUGH TO POWER A TV FOR 3 HOURS!
* Bauxite is the chief ore of aluminium.