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Sustainability – The New Mother of Innovation

 

Writers commonly suffer from a condition which is often referred to as “writer’s block”. According to Wikipedia, this is a condition in which the author loses the ability to produce new work.

We find the same type of thing is often in play in business. A great number of companies can tend to get ‘blocked’ by continuing to employ many of the same formulas which have allowed them to prosper in the past. At their peril, they often fail to take into account that conditions around them are...

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A brief look at recycling through the ages.

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Why It Is Increasingly Difficult To Do The Right Thing With End Of Life Electronics

After some improvement over the summer, steel prices slumped back again this month and other commodity prices remain volatile. With the possible exception of continued strength in gold, silver and a few other precious and rare metals, we see no real recovery in sight yet.

There is still just too much uncertainty in the world at the moment and along with that, sluggish economic growth overall. While the factors at play are not something we can control, we all need to be prepared to manage the...

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Recycling Cathode Ray Tubes…A Real Source Of Industrial Innovation

For the curious minds among us, the recycling industry is a really fascinating place. It is always looking for and developing new and effective technologies to collect and process end-of life material. For the rest of us, we just take for granted that technology has found a way to recycle everything we throw out.

The reason most people don’t think of the recycling industry as innovative is because they normally associate recycling with curbside waste collection where the only innovations they...

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Introducing Peel MetalMart. Doing The Right Thing Made Easier.

There are only two sources for the natural resources used in industrial manufacturing – extraction from the earth and recycling.

The “recycling” in our company name highlights what we do. It focuses attention on our efforts to mine the urban and rural landscapes for discarded, end-of-life materials from above the ground which can then be put back into the stream of inputs necessary for industry.

By now, most of us are aware of the energy offsets and other benefits of using recycled materials...

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Happy To Be Back In The Land Of The Living

A Most Unwelcome Disruption

We apologize for the lengthy holiday break. It has been a while since we have posted a blog. Unfortunately, there was good reason for that.

As luck would have it, our blog has not only had some success in attracting readers who were interested in our take on the industry it was also attractive to those who spend their time hacking their way through the internet looking for nefarious ways to spread their spam and ransom their way to whatever is their definition of...

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Our Holiday Hours & Holiday Greeting All In One

No matter how you celebrate this wonderful holiday season, we sincerely wish you all the best.

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Steel Recycling – A Question Of Balance

The Scrap Steel Dilemma

As we watch the price of scrap steel being driven down again this month, we really have to wonder how much lower prices could possibly fall.

Once the cost of handling, processing and transporting the material becomes greater than its value, it is then an expense and we can’t pay for it anymore. At some facilities in North America, this has already happened.

Ferrous metal recovery and recycling is a very capital intensive part of the scrap metal industry. As a result,...

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If you haven’t figured this out, there is no need to be embarrassed.  The answer is not a word that we would commonly put in the same sentence as “resource.”

Resources have a special place in our ecological wordspeak. They are aligned with Mother Earth, sustainability, ecosystems and a host of other soothing terms that we use to describe the types of positive synergies and interrelationships between ourselves and our environment.

These are goals which we are gasping to achieve before we...

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Over the last two weeks, we have had our customer appreciation days at both our Oakville and Mississauga locations. We do this every year. It is always a fun time for us as well as our customers.

 

This year, prices were on the minds of many of our customers as we had a chance to chat with them over food served up fresh from the grill.

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Recent Posts

Sustainability – The New Mother of Innovation

 

Writers commonly suffer from a condition which is often referred to as “writer’s block”. According to Wikipedia, this is a condition in which the author loses the ability to produce new work.

We find the same type of thing is often in play in business. A great number of companies can tend to get ‘blocked’ by continuing to employ many of the same formulas which have allowed them to prosper in the past. At their peril, they often fail to take into account that conditions around them are...

Read more

A brief look at recycling through the ages.

Read more

Why It Is Increasingly Difficult To Do The Right Thing With End Of Life Electronics

After some improvement over the summer, steel prices slumped back again this month and other commodity prices remain volatile. With the possible exception of continued strength in gold, silver and a few other precious and rare metals, we see no real recovery in sight yet.

There is still just too much uncertainty in the world at the moment and along with that, sluggish economic growth overall. While the factors at play are not something we can control, we all need to be prepared to manage the...

Read more