Posted: May 3rd, 2013 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Blog, Electronic Scrap Recycling, Good Recycling Practices, Sustainability, Worker Heath And Safety | Tags: Beijing, China, Foreign Trade, Hybrid Cars, recycling industry, Renewable Energy, scrap metal recycling, sustainability, The Green Fence, Wind Energy | No Comments »
Beijing on a clear day.
We have all seen the pictures of the urban smog in many cities in China. In fact, the country is home to 20 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities. Key among the factors involved is that coal produces 70% of China’s energy. The country burns nearly half of the world’s supply.
And it’s not just the air that is of concern. It has been estimated that 90% of China’s urban groundwater is contaminated. Over one third of the fish species native to the Yellow River are now extinct and millions of people in rural areas rely on unsafe water supplies.
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China: What You May Not Know About It Will Surprise You
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Posted: April 8th, 2013 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Good Recycling Practices, Marketing, Recycling Innovations, Sustainability, Urban Mining | Tags: BR, Brass Fittings. Inferior Metals, downgraded product, Made Overseas, Manufacturing Sector, Offshore Manufacturing, Opportunity, Scrapped In North America | No Comments »
An article on television recently featured an interview with the owner of a company that manufactured brass fittings in the Northeastern United States. He had seen his business erode over the past number of years at an alarming rate as he was, in his own words, out-gunned by products manufactured in low cost centres in Asia.
But rather than give up in frustration or give in and have his production moved offshore, like many other North American manufacturers have done, he decided to tighten his belt and stick to his guns. His decision was prompted to some extent by stories that he was hearing of failed products made offshore and he believed that, in the long run, the quality of the “Made in America” products that his company produced would prevail.
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Is The Tide Finally Turning For The North American Manufacturing Industry?
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Posted: February 28th, 2013 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Blog, Good Recycling Practices, Worker Heath And Safety | Tags: BlackRock, copper exchange, Employee Training, ergonomics, health and safety guidelines, injury time, Lifting Techniques, lost productivity, Niton Analyzer, Occupational Health & Safety, occupational illnesses and accidents, Occupational Safety & Health Administrationl, personal protective equipment, productivity, toxic substances, US Securities and Exchange Commission | No Comments »
As we continue our review of occupational health and safety practices, we wanted to take this opportunity to pass on some information and tips which we feel might be helpful to our customers, many of whom work on their scrap metal in order to add value to their material.
We have weighed-in on regulations in a previous blog citing the costs and other issues involved for businesses charged with the responsibility of compliance. In the case of regulations surrounding occupational health and safety, they are particularly complex and they span various jurisdictions.
Posted: January 24th, 2013 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Good Recycling Practices, Scrap Copper Recycling | Tags: copper, copper prices, electronics recycling, Oakville, peel scrap metal recycling, recycling, recycling copper, recycling industry, scrap metal recycling, scrap metal recycling industry, sustainability | No Comments »
Welcome to 2013! We hope you enjoyed the Holiday Season.
Perhaps as one of your new year’s resolutions, you have decided to clean-up and recycle some of the odds and ends around the house or business. You can put your junk in your trunk and just head off to one of our locations in either Mississauga or Oakville. Or, you can consider what could be done to add value to your scrap metal and ensure that the trip is as worthwhile as possible.
Our conveniently located Mississauga and Oakville locations make dropping off your scrap metal quick and easy. See our home page for addresses.
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Getting The Most From Your Scrap Takes A Little Work But It Can Be Worth It.
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Posted: November 19th, 2012 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Good Recycling Practices, Scrap Metal Recycling, Steel, Sustainability, Urban Mining | Tags: alloy, Aluminum, American Iron and Steel Institute, Basic Oxygen Furnace, Canadian Steel Producer's Association, Comex, copper, Electric Arc Furnace, Metal markets, peel scrap metal recycling, recycling, recycling industry, Steel, steel industry, Steel Recycling Institute, Urban Mining | No Comments »
You might be surprised to learn that steel is the most widely used and most recycled metal on the planet. To give you some idea of the scope, more steel is recycled in the U.S. each year than paper, plastic, aluminum and glass combined.
Within our economy, the steel industry clearly plays a significant role. Statistics for 2010 indicate that, in Canada, we produced 13 million tons of steel and sold more than 12 billion dollars of product of which more than 6 billion dollars worth was exported. The industry also directly employs 25,000 people and has made capital investments of 2 billion dollars since 2005.
Posted: October 30th, 2012 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Company News, Electronic Scrap Recycling, Good Recycling Practices, Recycling Innovations, Scrap Metal Recycling, Sustainability, Uncategorized | Tags: beepers, bionic hands, black and white televisions, computers, electronics recycling, End-of-life electroncs recycling, Lamborghini Reventon, Landfill, peripherals, portable phones, printers, stereo and high fidelity equipment, Stewart Brand, technology, telecommunications equipment, Time Magazine, typewriters, Word processors | No Comments »
As we have intensified our efforts to collect end-of-life electronics, we have marveled at the vast array of equipment that has been packed away in basements, warehouses and storage facilities all over the GTA. Word processors, typewriters, black and white televisions, stereo and high fidelity equipment, computers, beepers, telecommunications equipment, printers and other peripherals, clunky portable phones that weren’t very smart and the list goes on.
The amazing thing about all this ‘stuff’ is that when they were introduced to the world they were all applauded and widely accepted as true cutting edge technologies.
End-of-life electronics sorting and dismantling at our Oakville warehouse.
Posted: September 24th, 2012 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Good Recycling Practices, Recycling History, Scrap Metal Threft, Urban Mining | Tags: metal alloys, metals, Oakville, peel scrap metal recycling, Pop Up Retal Stores, Pop Up Scrap Yards, scrap metal recycling, scrap metal recycling industry, sustainability | No Comments »
Nike Pop Up Store in Tokyo
One of the newer innovations that we have seen in retailing over the past few years is the development of “Pop-up Stores”. You will recognize these, as they seem to just appear in a particular space for a relatively short period of time and then disappear. As we approach the Halloween and then the Christmas Season, we will see more of them.
The trend has been adopted by a number of well-known companies including Nike, Walmart and Target to name just a few. These pop up stores offer a low cost way to heighten brand awareness, promote particular product lines and, of course, to entice consumers to spend.
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Pop Up Retail Stores..Good. Pop Up Scrap Yards…Not So Much.
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Posted: August 23rd, 2012 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Good Recycling Practices, Stainless Steel, Urban Mining | No Comments »
It’s a well known fact that Canadians love their barbecues and I am no exception. However, it seems that no matter how hard I try to protect and maintain my barbecue, every four to five years I have to replace it. And regardless of the brands I have chosen or how much I pay, the flavour bars and burners in particular inevitably rust and crumble into flakes over time.
Use A Magnet To Attract The Best Product
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A Barbecue Maven’s Search For Quality Stainless Steel
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Posted: May 22nd, 2012 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Good Recycling Practices, Scrap Metal Theft, Scrap Metal Threft, Urban Mining | Tags: British Columbia, Canadian Association of Recycling Industries, CARI, Instutute of Recycling Industries, metal purchases, Metal Theft Law, metal thief, money laundering, police, RCMP, scrap metal thief. Peel Scrap metal Recycling, Scrap Theft Alert, The Metal Dealers & Recyclers Act | No Comments »
Although we have already posted a couple of blogs concerning the problem of metal theft, a recent development in British Columbia has prompted us to revisit this issue.
Last November, the Province of British Columbia passed Canada’s first metal theft law. The new regulations were just signed-off by the lieutenant governor and will come into force on July 23rd, 2012. They will affect both metal dealers and recyclers, and also their customers.
Some of the key points of this legislation are as follows:
- Dealers must report their metal purchases daily to police
Posted: April 21st, 2012 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Company News, Electronic Scrap Recycling, Good Recycling Practices, Sustainability | Tags: basement, Canadian Criminal Code, Canadian Currency, Currency Act, End of Life electronics, furnishings, Greening, houses, jars of pennies, legal tender, Mississauga, Oakville, Pennies, Penny, scrap metal, scrap metal recycling, Spring Greening, Sp[ring Cleaning, storage areas, The Big Bang Theory, web site. | No Comments »
As anticipated in a post we did about a year ago, the federal government announced the demise of the penny in its March 2012 budget. In about six months from now, the Royal Canadian Mint will stop distributing the coin and they will be removed from circulation over time. There is no end date to the process so we can continue to use them and they will retain their value as long as they are around.
We are not alone in this exercise. There are quite a number of countries who have already stopped using their low value coins.