Benefits Of Scrap Metal Recycling

Scrap metal recycling is a great way to help prevent more damage being done to the environment. It helps to reduce costs, management of limited resources, limiting the damages of mining and reduce landfill utilization. Scrap metal recycling helps to reduce pollution and save resources, which is necessary to prevent further damage to the environment and the destruction of habitats from mining new ore.


Bearing-Photo-960x390-zc-sMetal recycling helps to conserve natural resources by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it also uses less energy than mining and refining virgin ore. When mining for virgin metals, they release far greater amounts of greenhouse gas emissions compared to making products from recycled metals. Greenhouse gas emissions influence climate change and cause harmful levels of air pollution, which can cause respiratory health problems in human beings. It is reported that recycling metals may cut greenhouse emissions by 300 million to 500 million tons (ISRI).

recycling-metal-e1452926022759Scrap metal recycling helps to conserve the amount of energy used when drilling and refining virgin metal. You save 92% of energy when recycling aluminum, 90% for copper and 56% for steel. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, if you recycling a single aluminum beverage can, you help to conserve enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for more than four hours.

Another amazing benefit that scrap metal recycling offers is the economic benefit. Recycling metal creates 36 times more jobs than sending the same amount of metal waste to the incinerator and six times more than more than metal to a landfill.

Mayer Alloys Corporation is based in the Metro Detroit area and provides We provide our customers with:

  • Competitive Scrap Prices
  • On-Time Payment
  • Reliable Transportation

Environmentally Responsible Recycling and Documentation for your company’s records Mayer Alloys can guarantee that your scrap metals and dross, regardless of quantities, will be processed in an ISO Certified 14001 facility. We are buyers and recyclers of all tin and lead-based alloys as well as other nonferrous metals and hard to recycle metals.



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