Recovering as much metal as you can seems like too much work. It seems quite hazardous as well, given the nature of potential recovery sites and possible contact with toxic substances. Now that many families in your community are into scrapping and recycling, what is keeping you from joining the throng?
Here are some benefits that will help you realise the value of metal scrapping and recycling:
Unparalleled benefits for Mother Earth
Imagine pouring gasoline from an aluminium can and watching it dry up. What a waste! The amount of energy in the gasoline you just threw away is equivalent to the energy wasted when you throw away the can haphazardly instead of placing it into the recycle bin. Why not sell it to scrap metal buyers in your area or reuse it?
Using recycled metal reduces water pollution by 70 percent. Recycling returns 130 million metric tonnes of materials that could otherwise be left rotting and producing toxic chemicals in landfills and forgotten trash bins. Recycling saves enough energy to power communities, as well as lowers carbon dioxide emissions significantly.
A billion dollar industry that creates jobs and opportunities
Recovering metal and processing it for re-use is at the heart of the scrap metal industry. Thousands of companies, big and small, are part of an intricate network that collects, stores, processes, and distributes recyclable metal. The hierarchy includes scrappers, scrap metal buyers, commercial generators of metal junk and community recycling facilities. Because it is a billion dollar industry on a global scale, it can influence the economy of different countries.
The metal recycling industry offers livelihood opportunities to millions of families today. It likewise provides a continuous supply of raw materials, diverts used metals from landfills, and boosts efficiency in the use of resources.
Seventy percent of all metal used in the world today is thrown away after being used once. When you start scrapping, you are doing something good to change this distribution – something worthwhile with a positive impact on the environment and the communities.