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: June 14th, 2012 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Company News, Recycling History, Urban Mining | Tags: Brazil, China, economic growth, global demand, India, Korea, metal economy, metal prices, Russia, scrap metal prices, Turkey | No Comments »
All of us at Peel Scrap Metal like to take the time to talk with our customers. Some of us, because of the nature of our work, are less able to do this but our buyers and managers certainly always try to make a point of it.
Not only do we enjoy it, but these conversations help us to get a handle on what our customers think about our service, which helps us do a better job. We also enjoy it because it helps us get to get to know our customers, and this is the key to helping provide them with useful information and sometimes to put them in touch with others.
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The Future Of Scrap Metal Recycling – A Global Perspective
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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.
Posted: April 10th, 2012 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Company News, Electronic Scrap Recycling, Recycling Innovations | Tags: Aluminum Can Recycling, award winning recycling, Can Manufacturers Association, Ellsin Environmental, End of Line Electronics Recycling, Environmental Waste International, metals, Microwave technology, molecular bonding, Oakville, peel scrap metal recycling, Printer Recycling, recycling, recycling cell phones, recycling circuit boards, recycling communications cable, recycling copper, recycling industry, Recycling Industry Innovations, reverse polymerization, scrap copper recycling, sustainability, TV recycling, Wise Metals | No Comments »
While there have been many new technologies introduced into the recycling industry over the past few decades, in this blog we want to highlight two recent exciting developments. One is in Canada and the other is in the U.S.
You can be forgiven if the patented process called reverse polymerization does not happen to be in your lexicon . We hadn’t heard of it either until someone brought it to our attention in connection with the various technologies being applied to the problem of recycling the 12 million plus end of life vehicle tires that are generated in Ontario each year.
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If You Think Of The Recycling Industry As Innovation Challenged…Please Think Again.
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Posted: April 2nd, 2012 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Company News, Electronic Scrap Recycling, Good Recycling Practices, Recycling History, Uncategorized, Urban Mining, Weigh Scales | Tags: Business News Network legally certified, electronics recycling, End of Life electronics, Industrial scales, Missisauga scrap metal recycling, Oakville Scrap Metal Recycling, peel scrap metal recycling, scrap metal recyling | No Comments »
Easily the busiest pieces of equipment at any scrap metal recycling operation are the weigh scales. They provide the defining measurement for all material trading, both buying and selling.
There’s Nothing New About Scales.
The Egyptians were using scales more than 7000 years ago. Smart Egyptians.
Weigh scales date back to early Egyptian civilization. The earliest scales were found in an Egyptian grave and are at least 7000 years old. Modified and improved by many cultures over time they increasingly gained relevance with the introduction of the various media of exchange with fixed values. People needed to know the weight of a product in order to convert its value into currency.
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Scales…One of Our Weighter Blog Posts, If You’ll Pardon The Pun
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Posted: October 6th, 2011 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Company News, Electronic Scrap Recycling, Scrap Metal Recycling | Tags: consumption, economic cycles, Europe, investor, market volatility, metals, October, risk management, solar roadways, USA | No Comments »
What is it about October that seems to bring out the worst in the financial landscape?
The volatility in the markets has continued in force this week. At the time we are writing this blog, the price of metals has taken a significant beating, including copper which has fallen about 25% over the last three weeks alone. Additionally, the Canadian dollar has been driven down about 10% against the U.S. currency since its peak in July and the Toronto Stock Exchange, with its heavy exposure to commodities, has dropped about 20% as the “bears” have come roaring back. Forecasters around the globe are busy re-forecasting economic growth and other important indicators.
Posted: July 6th, 2011 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Company News, Event Participation, Scrap Metal Recycling | Tags: Businesses & Trades, Chamber of Commerce, Community Based, corporate citizenship, Greater Toronto Area, GTA, Individual, Lake Ontario, Mississauga, modern operation, Oakville, scrap metal recycling, sponsorship | No Comments »
We’re very pleased to announce that we will be opening a new location in Oakville, Ontario later this month. This is an exciting project for us, as it will make it more convenient for all our Oakville based customers (individuals, trades and industry) and, more importantly, it will strengthen our efforts to become a truly community-based service company.
Oakville is the ideal Canadian city, with a wonderful mix of old and new, a fabulous waterfront and a strong industrial and business base.
Oakville Is One Of Canada’s Most Desirable Cities.
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We’re Proud To Be Adding Oakville To Our Community Based Business Model.
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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.