Scrap steel comes from many different sources because it is very easily recycled. Some scrap comes from within the steelworks, where it might have been damaged or is at the end of a batch of one type of steel. It also comes from old car bodies, old ship containers, and buildings that have been demolished.
Another source of scrap can be found all around our daily usage like Steel cans (food cans, pet food cans, aerosols, paint cans, etc.) and can be recycled an infinite number of times.
Steel is divided into two main categories:
1. Heavy Steel
2. Light Steel
Aluminium is one of the most commonly recycled scrap metals. Scrap aluminium has a less environmental impact because less energy is needed to power the recycling process. It is estimated that recycling 1 kg of aluminium saves up to 6 kg of bauxite, 4 kg of chemical products used in the electrolytic refinement process, and 14 kWh of electricity. You can find aluminium in soda cans, food wrap foils, screen door frames, or window frames just to name a few items.
Brass is a shiny, yellow-gold metal that is quite durable and is also often used for decorative purposes. Brass is highly sustainable and can be recycled many times over, without diminishing its makeup, so the recycling process can continue time and again. One of the most common places to find brass is in antiques, battery timnols, bathroom accessories, and bushes for shafts.
Copper is highly valuable and sought after. It is one of the few materials that can be recycled repeatedly without any loss of performance. There is also no difference in the quality of recycled copper (secondary production) and mined copper (primary production), thus they can be used interchangeably. This metal is commonly found in your household plumbing, living room decor, appliances, kitchen sinks, pots, and electronic wiring.
The main categories of copper are:
Copper 2/Mix , Copper 1A, Copper Shiny Bright, Copper Tin, Copper Brazery
Battery recycling aims to reduce the number of batteries being disposed of as municipal solid waste. Batteries contain heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel, which can contaminate the environment when batteries are improperly disposed of. Common uses of batteries are car batteries, forklift batteries, security systems, etc
Lead possesses some of the highest recycling rates of all materials commonly used today. In fact, more lead is now produced through recycling than mining. Approximately 85% of the lead used today is found in batteries (often lead-acid batteries), all of which can be recovered and recycled for use in new products. Lead can be re-melted and recycled indefinitely without slightest of diminution in quality, making it the perfect material for the circular economy.
Stainless steel is a green product. It is 100% recyclable, as it is not coated with any toxic material it does not produce toxic run-off. Stainless steel scrap falls into one of two categories:
- Reclaimed scrap such as chemical tanks, structural elements, or equipment
- Industrial scrap that are from the leftover pieces of sheet, the trimmed rods, and other bits of waste from using stainless as a production material.
The Main categories of Stainless Steel are:
Stainless Steel 304, 316, 200, Stainless Steel Shavings
Paper & Cardboard
Paper recycling is the collection and processing of used paper products to make new paper products. Our waste paper is graded to meet both local and international standards. It can be recycled by separating and sorting, repulping and conversion. Our friendly staff will assist with the offloading and sorting of the products. The most common sources of recycled paper and cardboard products are milk and juice cartons, cardboard packaging, Newspaper, Magazines, Office Papers etc.
Plastic recycling is the method of gathering waste plastic and reconverting them into new and useful plastic products. There are different types of plastics. And this makes it impossible to recycle all plastics in the same way. However, we do buy a range of different plastic products
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