Posted: May 6th, 2010 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Recycling for Kids | Tags: award winning recycling, rainy day activity, recycling for kids, www.greenplanetforkids.tv, www.more4kidsinfo/704/ | No Comments »
Next time you find yourself at home with the kids on a rainy day, why not visit some of the award winning recycling sites designed and developed to catch their attention, teach them about recycling and have some fun.
There are games, origami and plenty of cartoon characters with lots to say about the subject. It’s never too early to develop good habits. Look for our advertising at:
Read more about kid’s recycling at: http://www.more4kids.info/704/
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Posted: May 6th, 2010 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Event Participation | Tags: funds for research, raise money, Wheels in motion, www.wheelsinmotion.org | No Comments »
Again this year, Peel Scrap Metal will be fielding a team for Rick Hansen’s Wheels in Motion. The event takes place on June 13th and raises money to promote awareness of spinal cord injury and raises funds for research.. If you’d like to help us out, sponsorship forms are available at Peel….and by all means, come out and cheer us on!
Read More: www.wheelsinmotion.org
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Posted: May 6th, 2010 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Scrap Copper Recycling | Tags: chopping line, copper prices, copper the new gold, insulated wire, metal prices, price of copper, scrap copper recycling | No Comments »
#1 Bright Coppper
If you look through some of the literature on copper, you might be surprised to learn that copper is often referred to as the metal with a PHD in economics. A bellweather for the base metals, it is highly sensitive to economic trends and therefore closely tied to the business cycle.
As a vital raw material in construction, electronics and power transmission, the theory is that the price of copper is the canary in the coal mine – a harbinger of what is going to come next. Rising copper prices signal a growing economy and falling copper prices signal an impending slowdown.
Posted: May 6th, 2010 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Electronic Scrap Recycling | Tags: de-manufacturing, recycling cell phones, recycling circuit boards, recycling communications cable, recycling mobile phones, scrap metal, tellecommunications equipment, www.rona.unep.org/documents/publications/E-waste_20100222.pdf | No Comments »
The average North American gets a new cell phone every 18 to 24 months. According to a report released by the United Nations on the growth in electronic scrap, a mobile phone can contain over 40 elements from the periodic table. These include base metals such as copper and tin, special metals such as cobalt, indium and antimony and precious metals such as gold, silver and palladium. Metals represent on average 23% of the weight of the phone, the majority being copper. The remainder is plastic and ceramic material.