What are some facts about recycled metal?
We all know recycling is important, but often the message of just how important it is, and how big a difference an individual contribution can make is underplayed. To help you get a better idea of just how much recycling (even on a small scale) can benefit the planet, we’ve put together a list of 11 insightful facts about scrap metal recycling.
Here are 10Facts About Recycling Metal Which You Might Find Interesting
1.Metal recycling is good for the national economy and the environment e.g. increased local employment and reduced emissions.
2.Recycling one ton of steel saves 1,136 kg of iron ore, 454 kg of coal and 18 kg of limestone
3.You can test which metal is in your bin is by using a magnet. Aluminum metal is non-magnetic whereas steel is magnetic. (Great learning for kids)
4.Drinks cans are generally made from aluminum while food cans are usually made from steel.
5.Metal recycling helps recreated new product once the original items has reached the end of its useful life.
6.Recycling scrap metals including iron and aluminum can be benefit local construction project such as roads and bridges.
7.Scrap metals are refashioned for use in creating bikes, cars, aircraft and other modes of transportation.
8.Scrap metals aids in storage and transportation of goods across the world with many shipping containers created from recycled metal.
9.Reusing scrap metal has supported many industries to reduce their environment impact e.g. reduced mining of natural and scare resources.
10.China is one of the world’s most prolific copper recyclers
In fact the amount of copper recycled in China every year could be cast into 25,000 Statues of Liberty.
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