Ferrous Scrap Metal Recycling Saves Energy and Costs Worldwide Ferrous scrap metal recycling has a positive effect on the economy and environment worldwide thanks to innovative energy and cost-saving processes. Scrap metal recycling has an important effect on the global economy and environment. Recycling scrap metal across the world helps reduce landfill waste and virgin mining operations, which helps preserve natural resources and reduce overall energy consumption. In fact, recycling one ton of ferrous scrap metal saves 2,500lbs of virgin iron ore, 1,400lbs of coal, and 120lbs of limestone. In all, companies save 56% in energy costs by using recycled steel versus new materials. Recycled Steel Of all the recycled metals in the world, steel is the most common. The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) reports that in the United States alone, 74 million metric tons of ferrous scrap metal was processed by the scrap metal recycling industry in 2011. This accounts for over half of the volume of all the domestically processed material. Steel scrap metal is sourced from many places including old automobiles, steel industrial structures, large and small appliances, trains, ships, airplanes, construction equipment, and other sources. Over half of the steel scrap metal that is generated comes from industrial or manufacturing scrap. Continuing the Life Cycle of Steel When steel scrap metal and other scrap metal is recycled, it is reused to produce more than half of the total raw steel made in the United States. In addition, the ISRI reports that the United States is the largest exporter of ferrous scrap in the world, providing ferrous scrap to approximately 90 countries throughout the world including China, Canada, Turkey, Germany, and Italy. Ferrous scrap is a fundamental raw material for foundries and steel mills. Recycled steel scrap metal is cost effective and can be used to create a diverse array of new steel components for virtually any industry. In this way, scrap metal recycling in the U.S. has a profound impact on the steel industry across the globe. Steel Recycling at H&H Metals H&H Metals operates ferrous scrap metal recycling services for private, corporate, and industrial clients. H&H Metals prides itself in providing the most up-to-date scrap recycling services and utilizes the necessary equipment to safely and responsibly process scrap metal to maximize customer values. Experts are available to work with companies to determine the most cost-effective scrap recycling services available. About H&H Metals H&H Metals, founded in 1978, is a state-of-the-arts provider of groundbreaking recycling solutions. We purchase, process and market recyclable commodities, making it possible for our customers to focus on their core business. H&H Metals is one of Southeastern
Michiganâ€™s largest full-service scrap metal recycling companies specializing in the processing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Our expanded 28,000 square foot Detroit processing facility annually handles in excess of 100,000 tons of material and provides worldwide shipping for our customers. With 20 trucks, a state-of-the-art metallurgical laboratory and over 60 dedicated employees; H&H is able to offer a comprehensive range of specialized metals recycling services to meet the needs of our customers both large and small. H&H Metals 29131 Michigan Ave. Inkster, MI 48411 734-728-8050 http://www.handhmetals.com
Published on Jan 17, 2013
Ferrous scrap metal recycling has a positive effect on the economy and environment worldwide thanks to innovative energy and cost-saving pro...