The History of Scrap Metal Recycling

Morecambe Metals has been recycling scrap metal for almost 40 years, but the history of scrap metal spans back for centuries. Most people consider recycling to be a modern practice born from concerns surrounding the environment and humanity’s rapid consumption of depleting raw material supplies. However,  metal recycling is an ancient practice that manufacturers have been utilising as far back as 700 BC. So today, we will explore scrap metal recycling through the ages and figure out how we got where we are today.
Continue reading “The History of Scrap Metal Recycling”

End-of-Life Vehicle Recycling – What Happens to Scrapped Cars?

We deal with all kinds of scrap metal recycling here at Morecambe Metals, with one of the bulkier domestic items being End-of-Life vehicles. The days of scrapped cars sitting around and leaking toxic fluids everywhere before being crushed into cubes and thrown onto landfills are long gone. These days, up to 95% of the material in scrapped vehicles is reused, recovered, or recycled by authorised treatment facilities. Continue reading “End-of-Life Vehicle Recycling – What Happens to Scrapped Cars?”

The Role of Scrap Metal Recycling in a Sustainable Future

Metal has always held great economic weight, but as we move towards a sustainable future, there is a growing appreciation for the ecological benefits of scrap metal recycling. Until recently, businesses dealing with scrap metal for a long time, like Morecambe Metals, were not at the forefront of people’s minds when discussing recycling and sustainability, often perceived as merely a part of the waste collection and disposal process. Continue reading “The Role of Scrap Metal Recycling in a Sustainable Future”

We made the Family Business Heroes List!

Here at Morecambe Metals, we’re thrilled to announce that we have been selected by the Lancashire Business View as one of their Family Business Heroes! From a wide range of candidates nominated by the Lancashire Business Review readers, Morecambe Metals was then chosen by a specially invited panel to sit alongside other fantastic Lancashire-based family-run businesses.

Continue reading “We made the Family Business Heroes List!”

The Environmentally Friendly Properties of Aluminium

Aluminium is a widely used metal across many industries. It is also one of the most commonly recycled metals globally – and for a good reason. Aluminium is a great candidate for scrap metal recycling because 100% of scrap aluminium can be recycled without losing quality. This blog will look at what aluminium is and why it’s essential in scrap metal recycling.

Continue reading “The Environmentally Friendly Properties of Aluminium”