Contrary to popular belief, the three R’s of recycling which are reduce, reuse and recycle no longer focus on cans, bottles, cardboard and plastics alone. Today, scrap metal recycling is another option that helps in preserving the natural environment. In fact this is one form of recycling which does great things to nature as the prevention of destruction in mining sites, reduction of waste going to landfills, conservation of resources and decrease in pollution.
Metal is a continuous resource used for making appliances, automobiles, bridges, buildings, airplanes and electronic devices. Actually, metal can be considered as a precious resource because all the things mentioned are considered essential to our lives. Through scrap metal recycling, fragments of metals are re-melted and reshaped to create new products. This definitely saves a lot of money and at the same time, a multitude of products and goods can be made.
Scrap metal recycling provides a number of benefits in three categories, economic, environmental and energy conservation.
Recycling metal creates more jobs for people rather than throwing metal waste into an incinerator. According to the National Recycling coalition, $236 billion is generated annually in the recycling industry making more than a million of people employed across the United States.
Scrap metal and CIGS Material Recycling contributes to the solution of global warming. This is achieved through the preservation of resources coming from the mining industry. Also, less energy is used in the production of metal coming from virgin ore. Hence, gas emissions are reduced at a high percentage. Through recycled metal, energy saved amounts to the following figures: 56% for steel, 90% for copper and 92% for aluminum.
Copper Indium Gallium Selenide Waste Recycling results to the reduction of greenhouse emissions allowing the use of less energy in the production of virgin ore. Gas emissions can be harmful to the environment in terms of land and air pollution and may influence climate change. Since metal recycling inhibits these factors, the problem of pollution is cut down by a huge percentage making people avoid health issues concerning the respiratory system.