Why Is Processing Scrap Metal Important?
Metals are valuable materials that can be recycled over and over again without compromising their properties. Scrap metal has a value that motivates people to collect for sale to recycling operations. Besides a financial incentive, there is also an environmental imperative. While recycling metals preserves natural resources, it requires less energy than manufacturing new products using virgin raw materials. Recycling emits less carbon dioxide and other harmful gases. Metals can be classified as ferrous or non-ferrous. Ferrous metals are combinations of carbon and iron. Some common ferrous metals include carbon steel, alloy steel, wrought iron, and cast iron. On the other hand, non-ferrous metals include aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, and tin. Precious metals do not contain iron. The most common precious metals include gold, platinum, silver, iridium, and palladium.
Although almost any type of metal can be recycled over and over without deteriorating properties, currently only 30 percent of the metal is recycled. Approximately 40 percent of steel production worldwide is made using recycled steel. Approximately 42 percent of the raw steel in our country is made from recycled materials. Steel and iron are partially recycled materials for easy reprocessing as well as recovery of large structures.
What is Metal Scrap Processing?
At Akademi Çevre licensed scrap metal processing facility, scrap metal processing is carried out to shred metal scrap and other non-hazardous wastes and to increase their quality and density by reducing their size. Scrap metals are separated from waste accepted into operation; It is divided into types such as copper, bronze, brass, aluminum, lead, zinc, iron/steel, tin, and other mixed metals. Scrap metal and other non-hazardous wastes are classified in the facility according to their quality, and if necessary, they are enriched by crushing, shredding, and pressing, and their sizes are reduced.