Posted: December 14th, 2011 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Recycling History, Recycling Non-Ferrous Metals, Scrap Metal Recycling, Scrap Wire Recycling, Uncategorized, Urban Mining | Tags: American Scrap, fundamental truth, holiday best wishes, New Yorker Magazine, peel scrap metal recycling, Plato, Romans | No Comments »
Recycling has been around for a quite a while. We know this because archeologists have discovered that in periods when resources were scarce they find less waste at archeological sites. In fact, researchers suggest that recycling may date back as far as 400 BC. They also suggest that the Romans were active in recycling. Plato is often cited as a strong advocate.
At some time in the last two thousand years, the clever local inhabitants of Venosa in Italy started recycling the marble from their demolished ancient monuments and using it for paving stones.
Many Kinds of Recycling
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Recycling…Not the Oldest Profession, But Certainly Right Up There.
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Posted: June 9th, 2011 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: CARI, Good Recycling Practices, Scrap Metal Recycling, Scrap Wire Recycling | Tags: Bureau of International Recycling, Bureau of Labour Statistics, environment, export sales, ISRI, jobs, metric tons, Natural Resources Canada, raw material, Robin Wiener, Scrap Recycling Industries | No Comments »
Following the release of new data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) reported last month that the scrap recycling industry is a healthy one.
In the U.S. the industry grew 40 % between 2009 and 2010 adding about 10,000 jobs to an industry that now employs about 113,000 people. Revenues from 130 million metric tons of scrap metal, plastic, glass, textiles, rubber and electronics were more than $77 billion U.S as the industry provided raw material for consumers in the United States and more than 155 countries around the world. It contributed nearly $30 billion U.S. in export sales alone.
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Scrap Metal Recycling. As Growing Industries Go, It’s Not Too Shabby.
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Posted: June 1st, 2011 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Company News, Good Recycling Practices, Scrap Copper Recycling, Scrap Metal Tips and Tricks, Scrap Wire Recycling | Tags: air pollution control, air quality improvement, alloys, baghouse system, dust explosions, dust management, insulated wire, metal alloys, metal analysis, niton gun, NR Murphy Limited, operational safety and efficiency, wire processing | No Comments »
It’s Not as Scary As It Sounds
At the moment, we are in the process of installing new and very powerful air pollution control equipment at our wire processing facility.
Commonly referred to as a ‘baghouse’, this equipment is much more than a gigantic vacuum cleaner. Baghouse systems are specifically engineered and set up to manage different dust producing applications. Systems of this type are in use across a wide range of industries including: foundry and steel operations, pharmaceutical manufacturing, food manufacturing, and in the chemical, cement and lumber industries. In fact, many industrial processes can only operate with baghouse equipment in place.
Posted: May 17th, 2011 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Electronic Scrap Recycling, Good Recycling Practices, Scrap Wire Recycling | Tags: engineering, extended producer responsibility, Original Equipment Manufacturer, product life cycle, product stewardship, research & development, responsible manufacturing | No Comments »
Increasingly common in our green vocabulary are phrases like Product Stewardship, Extended Producer Responsibility and Original Equipment Manufacturer. These are all phrases used to promote the idea that responsibility for a product must ultimately extend to everyone involved in the life cycle of that product.
Undisturbed, Mother Nature, has no difficulty with these recycling concepts. Plants are grown in the soil and returned to the soil, for example, and new vegetation is created. It is seamless and unless interfered with, the process has no resistance.
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Product Stewardship – Completing The Circle of Responsibility
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