Benefits of Scrap Metal Recycling
• Environmental Conservation
It's our solemn vow as the members of this earth to conserve our environment by all means possible. Metal recycling encounters the act of drilling out of the metal ore and making metal types from the ore. A lot of greenhouse gas is produced when removing different metal types from the ore. This greenhouse gas depletes the ozone layer therefore bringing more danger to ourselves. Comparing that process with recycling of scrap metal
, it's better and safer to recycle our metals. These gases that are emitted to the air also affect our climate. This is why there have been cases of acid rain in some of the areas near metal extraction industries. Let's not also forget about the air pollution, which may cause serious health problems to individuals residing near such sites. The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industry (ISRI) shows that practice of metal recycling reduces emission of greenhouse gas by three hundred million to five hundred million tons. Also the process of recycling scrap metal uses 40% less water compared to actual drilling of metal ore.
• Conservation of Energy Resources
Recycling of metals proves to be the better option because by recycling of metals compared to drilling of virgin ore saves a lot of energy. For instance; 92% of energy that would have been used in Aluminum is stored when it's recycled and 90% for copper. Also in the recycling of steel 56% of energy is saved. Comparing this statistics, recycling beats drilling of the ore by a hundred percent. Through recycling there is absolute reduction in the energy use, making it a priority over drilling of the iron ore. It means that drilling should occur least if scrap metal is available for recycling.
• Economic benefits
We are living in the age of industrial development. Every single coin matters. You can earn some cash by providing scrap metal to scrapyards. As shown above, you can be able to identify metals that are valuable such as copper, brass, and steel. You can also find electric motors in so many household electrical appliances. If at your place of work or school, the radiator no longer functions. You can consult the management to give to you. These metals are of high value in the recycling industry. You can earn lots of cash. The more quantity you have, the more you will get from the scrapyard. You can check out the prices online, in the websites and assess how much you are likely to gain. Recycling is also a pocket-friendly activity; this is because recycling companies save so much more that they would have used to drill fresh metal material. This way, everybody goes home with something in his pocket. Jobs are available in the recycling industry, and they earn enough money.