The effort to obtain raw materials is a struggle felt worldwide. While the demand for resources is growing, the globe is looking at alternative solutions to provide for manufacturing and construction without diminishing the world’s resources even further. It has been suggested that if the population continues to grow at its current rate, our natural materials could be exhausted within the next 20 years.
Reduce, Re-use, Recycle. A catchphrase we have heard for that many years, it has now become a clique. But despite its status, it gains more importance every year. No longer is it a political movement, but an issue that has become a worldwide concern, with many leaders of the globe coming together to discuss the matter of resources diminishing and how we can combat the rise in pollution and greenhouse gases.
Scrap metal buying and selling is a fickle industry, with prices fluctuating regularly. The cost is primarily influenced by the worldwide market for supply and demand. However, the prices can also vary with the quantity and quality of the scrap metal you may be looking to sell. This blog will cover the value of the different types of scrap metal, the importance of scrap metal recycling and the impacts that make the prices fluctuate.
With over 30 years of experience in scrap metal recycling and as a large part of the local industry, we pride ourselves on our efforts to support the local economy and the environment. At Morecambe Metals, we ensure that all the scrap metal collected or delivered to our yards is disposed of correctly and in an environmentally conscious manner. This blog will explain the journey our scrap metal takes from reclaiming the metals to the melting process.
Factories, or sections of a factory, may often reach a point where their intended use is no longer valid. Therefore, they will need to be decommissioned to allow the building to be demolished, dismantled, or repurposed. It can be a highly complex procedure and means following the correct guidance and finding a business that deals with commercial metal recycling. At Morecambe Metals, we pride ourselves on our industrial dismantling and commercial metal recycling services. We can carry this out for you and your business with a safe and efficient approach. We can work with everyone from small trading estate sites to large warehouses and heavy-duty utility sites, which means no job is too big for our specialist team.
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The scrap metal industry has been our area of expertise for over 35 years. We specialise in the recycling of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, this can vary from end of life vehicles to demolition scrap. Even though we have been in the business of scrap metal for a long time, we are no stranger to a challenge and the ability to solve problems when faced with them. The world is rapidly adapting, and as a business whose values lie heavily with sustainability in mind, we have learned to evolve with it.
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The Waste Hierarchy is the title given to a simple ranking system of ways to reduce the environmental impact of waste. Businesses can choose from many different approaches and processes for waste management, but knowing which is the best can be difficult, which is why the hierarchy was created.
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When you need to destroy a building, you have a choice to either demolish it or deconstruct it. These might sound like the same thing, but it may surprise you to know just how different they are. Please read our blog below to find out the pros and cons and which one we recommend for your next job. Continue reading “Deconstruction vs Demolition – What’s The Difference?”
We have many years of experience and knowledge in the scrap metal industry, so we can offer a wide range of services to a variety of businesses. If you’re a tradesperson who needs to dispose of metal or have it recycled, we can help. Continue reading “Scrap Metal Recycling for Tradespeople”
In this current day and age, climate change is an increasing worry and is one of the defining issues of our time. Climate change is caused mainly by greenhouse gases, deforestation and other factors. The overall effects of climate change include rising sea levels, pollution and an increase in the Earth’s temperature. At Morecambe Metals, we are dedicated to preserving a cleaner future by offering scrap metal recycling. This service helps to reduce the volume of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere and therefore reduces the effects of climate change.
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