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: 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: March 23rd, 2011 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Scrap Metal Threft, Uncategorized, Urban Mining | Tags: Chernobyl, contaminants, environmental risk, radiation, radioactive, radioactivity | No Comments »
Over the last few weeks, the world has witnessed the horrific events unfolding in Japan.
First an earthquake of enormous proportions. Then a tsunami which leveled everything in its path. There has been untold tragedy, the displacement of thousands of people and now the problem of radioactivity contaminating the environment, including the food chain.
Even for the third largest industrial economy in the world, it will be a massive undertaking to work through this disaster.
Radiation levels in scrap metal stolen from Chernobyl found to be hundreds of times higher than permissible limits.
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Radioactivity In Metal – Unfortunately It’s One of Today’s Hottest Topics
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Posted: January 27th, 2011 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Scrap Metal Recycling, Scrap Metal Threft | Tags: metal prices rise, metal theft problem, scrap metal price increases, scrap metal theft | No Comments »
Ted Williams. Recycling and success stories all rolled into one.
The recent rags to riches story of announcer and recently homeless man, Ted Williams (http://tinyurl.com/27lovwa) is a reminder of a clipping we have fondly kept from the Globe and Mail of an enterprising gentleman on the corner of Bloor and Bathurst Streets in Toronto. Under the heading, “Recycling pays off,” he holds a cup in one hand and a sign in the other which reads “Toronto’s Only Homeless Metal Recycling Depot…All Copper, Nickel or Brass Accepted.”
Recycling Is On A Real Upsurge
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Scrap Metal Theft…The Unintended Consequences of Good Fortune.
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