Earth Day is celebrated every year on 22 April. It is recognised globally and is fundamental for outlining and promoting awareness of environmental issues around the globe. As new materials continually enter the marketplace, it is crucial that old materials are repurposed, reused or recycled.
The amount of scrap metal in the UK is huge. Since 2017, there has been a 113% increase in building and infrastructure projects. Metals taken from commercial building sites do not need to end up in landfills. Instead, these old metals can be weighed in at a scrap metal merchant, where they will be reused and repurposed to recreate new metals in the industry.
Repurpose metals for Earth Day with your local scrap yard
Metal recycling is extremely important for a circular economy. Did you know? Metal is 100% recyclable, it is permanent and can be recycled forever, over and over again. It contributes to the circular economy, avoiding landfill.
The British Metals Recycling Association EuRIC Metal Recycling Factsheet outlines: “Thanks to their unique properties, metals can be indefinitely recycled. At their end-of-life (EoL) stage, products made of metals can be re-processed via mechanical treatment and re-introduced to the production process to make new metals. As a result, value chains are already largely circular, despite room for improvement.
“Metal recycling closes the loop within the production process, therefore reducing the amount of waste that goes into landfill and the amount of primary raw materials required.”
Metals such as aluminium can be reused again, by doing so, it saves 80% of the energy that was used to make it.
Recycle metals this Earth Day
The best way to help the environment when considering scrap metals is to take them to a scrap metal merchant for recycling. Selling your scrap metal has numerous benefits for you and your business. When you take your metals to a scrap yard, they will be sorted, weighed, and we also offer instant payments. Scrap metals can be processed from many sources including excess materials from manufacturing, old appliances, and metals from commercial and industrial operations.
Your processed metals are then sorted into specific grade products that manufacturers will purchase and use in the creation of new products.
Gordon Grove Metal Company repurposes, reuses and recycled scrap metals in South East London
It’s vital that scrap metal isn’t wasted. Recycling your scrap metal not only helps save the environment, but it can also help you earn additional revenue. Let us know if you have any questions about what metals we take, the current price of metals, or how we can help you make the world a better place this Earth Day! Call us on 0203 917 4516.