RECYCLING

Metals

“Did you know virtually all metals can be recycled into high quality new metal.”

Metals recycling protects the environment and saves energy

Using secondary raw materials means less use of natural resources which would otherwise be needed to make new metal compounds – such as iron ore in steelmaking; nickel in stainless steel; or alumina and bauxite in aluminum smelting.

EU figures indicate that using recycled raw materials, including metals, cuts CO2 emissions by some 200 million tonnes every year.

Metals recycling supplies a major worldwide industry

Manufacturing of metals continues to be one of the largest UK manufacturing sectors, employing more people, and contributing more value to the UK economy, than motor and aerospace combined.

In 2005, 13 million tonnes of metal was recycled in the UK. Around 40% of this was used in the UK, and the remaining 60% exported worldwide: the UK produces considerably more scrap than is required for domestic markets.

At Cartwrights we recover and send for recycling all ferrous and non-ferrous metals that enter our facility.

Metal recycling services

Our metals recycling service can be used as part of a total waste management solution or as a single collection service. After discussing your options with our waste experts, we deliver a suitable container to the site and collect it when you’re ready.

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