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: November 2nd, 2011 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Blog, CARI, Recycling for Kids, Scrap Metal Theft, Urban Mining | Tags: Andrew Hough, Architecture, art gallery, Bishop's Palace, bronze, Canadian Association fo Recycling Industries, David Millward, ecclesiastical ruins, heritage, institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Johannesburg, Lincoln, Metal theft, North beaver Township, Onwords & Upwords, Soweto, The Observer, United Kingdom | No Comments »
Our friend and associate Jim Murray of Onwords & Upwords, who has been working with us for a number of years helping us manage our communications, passed on an Associated Press Article this week concerning a bronze sculpture which had been stolen from the Johannesburg Art Gallery in South Africa and destroyed for its scrap value. This was not the first such incident and unfortunately, it likely won’t be the last.
Johannesburg gallery where bronze sculpture was stolen and harvested for scrap.