Is zinc a metal?
Yes, zinc is a metal. Zincs chemical element symbol is Zn and atomic number 30. Zinc is also essential for the metabolism of all living organisms. A brittle metal at room temperature, a blue-silvery appearance when oxidation is removed.
What are the different types of zinc?
- Zinc roof/roofing zinc
The benefits of using zinc
- A versatile natural element with a wide range of uses including roofs.
- It protects the steel from corrosion by hot-dip galvanizing.
- Economic benefits in terms of life-cycle costs.
- Improved air quality in many industrialized countries.
Zinc roofing / Zinc recycling
At the end of its life, rolled zinc products in building applications are removed by roofers or plumbers. Zinc is also collected from building renovation work, rainwater systems and building demolition. Zinc can be recycled infinitely with no loss to physical and chemical characteristics in this process.
Recycling zinc can recover more than 80%
The reclamation rate of zinc is more than 80% – meaning a high amount of zinc for recycling is indeed recycled.
Zinc’s economic and social benefits
Zinc brings a multitude of economic and social benefits to society. Humans have found a range of uses for this natural element and valued in many industries.
Zinc recycling for commercial businesses in the UK
We collect, buy and recycle non-ferrous metals including zinc from businesses across Kent. If your business produces any zinc waste, sending it to a recycling centre can be an extra source of profit.
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Further reading about zinc:
Zinc – Wikipedia / Scrap metal types