We’re back, and excited to teach you a little bit about recycling metals! Most of us were taught the overall importance of recycling and the positive impact it has on our planet, but through this education, we weren’t necessarily taught about metals in specific. This includes our metal soda cans, but it can also include other items such as cell phones.
Since many metal items are made up of precious metals worth conserving, it’s best to recycle. This not only allows them to be reused instead of wasted, it protects our environment and our people. When placed in the garbage and sent to landfills, they are not broken down properly and may release harmful toxins, as well as contribute to global warming. This is especially true for electronics.
Recycling metals also helps with energy consumption. It takes less energy to process recycled metal, and we can save a substantial amount of time and energy by doing less mining, purifying and shaping. A large amount of this energy goes into aluminum, copper and steel.
The price of metal items has the potential to drop. Since there would be less time and money spent on making the products, the overall cost amount would decrease.
You may have noticed the rise in scrap metal recycling, but you can also use search engines available online for finding the right one for your specific metal or other recyclable item. Most of them are as easy as typing in what it is/what it’s made of and a location. Other than these types of companies, there are ones specific to electronics. GoodCellas encourages consumers to recycle mobile phones for cash instead of throwing them away or letting them go to waste.
While we can’t go back in time and fix what has already been done, we can make sure that we start doing our part as soon as possible. Recycle your metals!
The process of recycling a can is pretty interesting! Check it out: