The (Other) Benefits of Recycling Metals From Scrap Motor Vehicles

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Most of the places that buy or purchase scrap cars also process metal parts to make them useful again. These facilities are contributing concrete solutions to global warming. The benefits of recycling used metals in energy conservation and reducing carbon emissions are rather well known.

Smelting used metal for reuse utilises less energy and water resources than producing new metals. Are you aware there are other benefits of metal recycling?

Resource conservation

Millions of metric tonnes of ferrous and non-ferrous substances undergo recycling and reprocessing every year. Some of the most commonly recycled metals are steel, aluminium, copper, bronze, brass, zinc, tin and magnesium.

Various industries and manufacturing companies require these metals as raw materials for their products. Processing of metals from the source to produce raw materials for manufacturing and production is an unsustainable practice. There is a finite amount of mineral ores in the world today.

By recycling metals and bringing them back into the circulation, there is less need for mining and refining metals from virgin ore. Therefore, if you are part of the scrapping and recycling community, then you are contributing directly to the conservation of natural resources.

Economic benefits

Various organisations in the world have accentuated the economic merits of metal recycling, citing job creation as a primary benefit. Recycling is labour intensive and requires workers possessing various kinds of skill.

More jobs improve any country’s socio-economic situation, and with millions of workers in the recycling industry, millions of pounds are generated as income as well. The economic benefits are quite tangible if you look at the numbers.

Aside from job creation, reduction in the costs of mining and metal extraction from virgin ore benefits the economy as well. Most, if not all societies in the world utilise metal products on a daily basis. The benefits of recycling range from energy savings, resource conservation and there are economic benefits as well.

Are you willing to be part of a community that benefits the world?