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Do you work with metal or in a metal shop? Does your company use titanium, copper, aluminum, brass, steel, or cast iron? When you look around the floor are chips or turnings staring back at you? What do you do with those scraps? Sweep them into a barrel?
If you answered yes to these questions, then your company might be sweeping away some serious money. And you might be sweeping away a good opportunity to make the work a slightly greener place, too.
How? Because you could be sweeping away scrap metals that you could be recycling for profit. And you could be reducing the burdens on landfills and raw material demand at the same time. Win, win.
So how do you know if it’s worth it for your company? Generally speaking, companies who generate at least 200 pounds of chips or turnings per hour of aluminum, titanium, brass, copper, steel, cast iron, might benefit from scrap metal recycling. (On a side note, you might be surprised with how much scrap metals you might find around your home, like your old cell phone, too…)
And while we have all years of thieves stealing copper from construction projects or companies melting down large chunks of copper or other metals, many companies don’t consider that their scraps of metal could add up to a noticeable windfall. Because chips and turnings add up. So if your company is literally sweeping away untapped profits by never looking into scrap copper recycling, or recycling other metals you have left over, maybe it’s time to put the broom down and look into it today.
Remember, it’s not just about the money. On top of the monetary benefits, scrap metal recycling can reduce the burdens on landfills and demand for raw materials by turning small quantities of old metals into new products.
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