More and more people are aware of their environmental impact and aim to reduce their carbon footprint. Many are now recycling but there is always more to be done. After all, even though recycling rates are rising, so is the planet’s population, which leads to more natural resources used, more products created and more waste. Continue reading “Top 7 Metal Recycling Facts You Should Know”
Plastic waste is a huge problem, not just in the UK but worldwide as well. It is estimated that 12.7 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the oceans each year. From Cornish beaches to the uninhabited Pacific Islands, plastic is travelling on ocean currents to turn up in every corner of the globe. Continue reading “The Future of Plastic Recycling”
Perhaps one of your cars is nearing its next MOT and you’re thinking, ‘is it finally time to scrap my car?’. Well, no-one likes to have to say goodbye to a much-loved car, but when you do you should ensure that you do so with a responsible company that can provide both ethical and eco-friendly services. Here, we talk about our vehicle recycling services and the benefits of car recycling.
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With over 35 years of experience in the scrap metal industry, we at Morecambe Metals are truly experts in everything we do. We are a third-generation, family-run company, currently run by the Managing Director, James Varley, supported by his father, also James Varley (Chairman) who is still actively involved in the company.
The regulations surrounding End of Life Vehicles are a directive of the European Union addressing the end of life for automotive products. Vehicles are regulated to limit the environmental impact of their disposal by reducing the amount of waste created when they are scrapped. This is to encourage the recovery, re-use, and recycling of vehicle components and materials.
A typical day at Morecambe Metals is incredibly varied.
We receive and process a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal day in, day out, with record-breaking amounts being collected and recycled last year – the equivalent of 5 Eiffel Towers in 2017 alone! Continue reading “Iron: What Could Your Metal Be Next?”
We work with a large variety of metals here at Morecambe Metals, as we specialise in both non-ferrous and ferrous metal recycling. We have talked about some of these metals in the previous article “Different Metals and Their Properties”, but we are now going more in-depth and discussing them in more detail. Continue reading “Metals and their Properties: Iron”
Scrapping a car is no longer just a straightforward matter of driving it into the nearest breakers yard. Environmental legislation and controls continue to be tightened by both government and local authorities and this calls for authorised vehicle recycling. This has led to such vehicles falling into the category of “controlled waste” and this, in turn, affects both how the end of life vehicles are transported and subsequently disposed of. Continue reading “Scrapping A Car: Everything You Need to Know”
An average of one million cars are crushed and scrapped every year. When a car isn’t of value anymore or isn’t being used, many people will opt for scrapping it. At the end of the cars useful life, vehicles do have value as a source of spare parts, which has created an industry for vehicle dismantling. Scrap metal recycling is also a great way to help the environment, as it lessens need to produce new metals and therefore saves energy.
In the UK alone, there are between 1.6 to 2 million vehicles that reach the end of their life every year. Making sure that end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) are disposed of properly is extremely important, especially for the environment. Continue reading “4 Signs That Your Car is Ready for Recycling”