Why Recycle ?

Recycling is the process of separating, collecting and remanufacturing or converting used or waste products into new materials. The recycling process involves a series of steps to produce new products.

Recycling metals offers many benefits, including conserving natural resources, reducing emissions and creating new jobs.

Recycling benefits natural-resource conservation in several ways. Recycling reduces the need to mine new materials, saving metal ores for future generations. The process also conserves energy. With copper and aluminum, the recycling process requires 10 percent or less of the energy used for refining raw ore. Each ton of recycled aluminum saves 14-megawatt hours of electricity. While the energy savings are less for steel, the process decreases consumption by almost 50 percent and reduces the use of coal and limestone required for processing ore.

In the electronics industry, reclaiming metals, including copper and precious metals, is also beneficial. The process reduces the materials sent to landfills. Devices, including small cell phones and computer mice, have metal parts that add significantly to the recycling effort.

  • Recycling Saves the Earth
  • Recycling Saves Energy
  • Recycling Helps Mitigate Global Warming and Reduce Pollution
  • Recycling Reduces Waste Products in Landfills
  • Recycling Helps you Save Money