Scrap Copper Recycling
For nearly 5,000 years, we believed copper was the only available metal on planet Earth, and humans first used copper over 10,000 years ago. It is estimated that global resources are around 5.8 trillion pounds. Almost all copper is still in circulation today, and a significant factor of this is copper’s recycling rate is higher than many other metals used for engineering. The demand for copper is enormous and comes with many benefits recycling, including financial and environmental. Recycled copper is almost the same amount as all new copper mined yearly.
We do not need to use landfill sites.
With waste from commercial and residential increasing every year, there is an increased demand for landfill sites in the UK. Landfill sites are quickly filling up, and the cost of maintaining and filling a landfill is rising. We believe in recycling copper rather than adding to the problem, and your recycled copper can be re-used without losing quality in another new product.
Recycling copper uses less energy than refining new.
Recycled copper uses only 10-15% of the energy needed to extract and mine new copper from its raw source. An estimated 12-13% of copper has so far been mined, but it is common sense to conserve the remaining resources for future generations. Conservation of copper core is essential, and although we have copper reserves we can mine, it is a finite resource, meaning when it’s gone, it’s gone. With the high demand for copper, we need to recycle as much as possible, so we have enough copper in circulation to meet current needs.
Recycling is cheaper than extracting and mining new copper.
Even though mining copper costs are getting cheaper, recycling copper is far more economical than extracting and mining new copper ore. Recycled copper value is worth up to 90% of the cost of raw copper. Recycling scrap copper is also essential to local economies across the country; it creates local jobs throughout the entire recycling chain – from collecting, recycling and processing copper scrap to manufacturing it into a new reusable product.
At Reclamet, our experienced, fully accredited local team will use only the latest processing technology to recycle ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Minimise toxins released into the wider environment.
Copper refining of new copper is toxic because of pollutants in the atmosphere which are harmful to the environment. In contrast, copper recycling is a relatively safe process being a more environmentally friendly choice by minimising toxic gases and toxins. Copper is undoubtedly one of the scrap metals we regularly recycle at Reclamet.
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