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.
The construction industry creates a massive amount of waste and it’s important to remember this in order to find sustainable solutions. Continue reading “How Can You Reduce Waste on Your Construction Site?”
We’ve talked about different metals and their properties, such as copper, aluminium and steel. In this article, we’re taking a look at another key metal that is used for many different applications and in a wide range of industries: lead. Continue reading “Metals and Their Properties: Lead”
Metals are some of the most widely used materials on the planet, as well as being one of the most extracted. Each metal that is extracted has different properties, and it is important to understand these so that you know if you are using that type of metal in the right application – and so that you know which ones to recycle and which ones you should scrap.
We love everything metal related, which is why we’ve come up with the most common metals that are used every day and the properties that they exhibit.
These days, we take our cars for granted. They are machines that many people use every day to travel to and from work, visit relatives or pick up the shopping. They make our lives so much easier, but we rarely stop to consider just how complex they are.
If you’re looking to earn a bit of extra money, scrap metal may not be the first place you’d look. However, scrap metal recycling can actually help you earn some money, whilst being better for the planet.
If you’ve just done a revamp of your home or you work regularly with metals, you might just find some items that could make you a little bit of cash. Whilst not all metals are worth big money, each one has its uses.
The latest available data on commercial and industrial waste generation suggests an overall downward trend since 2012 – a reduction of 2 million tonnes in England – and is clearly welcome news. However, estimates suggest that in England alone, 32.2 million tonnes of such waste were generated in 2016, indicating that there is certainly more that could be done.
Metal is an element, compound or alloy that has an abundance of different physical, chemical, electrical and mechanical properties. It can often be difficult to identify a metal’s type from mere sight alone.
To help you out, here is a guide to some of the most common metal types and how you can identify them more easily and accurately.
We’ve taken an in-depth look at three different metals so far: copper, iron and aluminium. We’ll be wrapping up our series, “Metal and Their Properties”, with a comprehensive look at one of the world’s most widely used metals: steel.
Having previously focused on iron and copper as part of our ongoing series “Metals and Their Properties”, we are now discussing aluminium properties and uses, and the reasons why this metal is so popular. Continue reading “Metals and Their Properties: Aluminium”