The scrap is then ready for re-sale in the UK or worldwide and we frequently export metal to China, India and Bangladesh. By using shears and balers we can compress our scrap and make it denser. This makes our haulage system more efficient as we can get a greater quantity of scrap on to each load. It also makes the scrap metal suitable for the furnace or foundry.
We’re proud our industry plays a key role in reducing carbon emissions and limiting environmental impact by recycling one of the world’s most important natural mineral resources. According to the British Metals Recycling Association, 10 million tonnes of metal was recycled last year in the UK and EU figures indicate using recycled steel to make new steel reduces air pollution by 86 percent, water use by 40 percent and water pollution by 76 percent.