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The Environmental Benefits Of Scrap Metal Recycling

Scrap metal recycling has grown in importance as a means of helping to protect the environment. Scrap metal in the garbage is a concern now that our landfills are full. However, this is only the beginning; recycling has several other advantages as well. Continue reading to discover the many benefits of recycling scrap metal.

Scrap Metal Recycling

  • Recycling scrap metal reduces the amount of non-recyclable waste that ends up in landfills, which is a good thing because that space should be used for other things. Various metals, such as aluminum cans, tin cans, copper wires and pipes, and steel items, can be recycled and turned into new products. However, when the trash is thrown in a landfill, methane is produced, which pollutes the air and groundwater

  • By reusing scrap metal, we protect finite natural resources that One cannot replenish

  • It takes a lot more energy to make new metal than it does to recycle old metal. As a result, the production of new metals also results in more greenhouse gas emissions than recycling

  • Scrap metal recycling consumes significantly less energy and water than mining for ores, similarly

  • The chemicals employed in the mining process pollute the air, soil, and groundwater due to mining these virgin ores. The mining process also results in the loss of open space, which devastates the environment and threatens the survival of local species. In addition, recycling cuts down on the number of ore that has to be mined.

  • Even though it's not a benefit to the environment, recycling scrap metal provides more employment than incinerating metal trash, as research has revealed

Give Jedi Junk Removal A Call

Your scrap metal is in good hands with Jedi Junk Removal & Demolition. We care about the environment just as much as you do, so we'll recycle your metal instead of throwing it away in a landfill. To arrange a pick-up, call us at 805-367-3092 right away.


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