CLACTON METAL RECYCLING LTD
TEL: 01255 427845
NEW LIFE FOR OLD METALS
TEL: 01255 427845
GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & YOU
RECYCLING YOUR SCRAP METALS HELPS THE ENVIRONMENT AND IT HELPS YOUR POCKET TOO
Why recycle with CMR?
Clacton Metal Recycling was established in 2011 by Father and Daughter team Andy and Carla Lamb. Following two very successful years in 2013 we moved to larger premises to facilitate more growth, and provide more opportunites for recyling locally.
This expansion enabled us to take more family members on board as part of our family owned and run recycling team.
In an effort to offer even better recycling facilities and to ensure compliance for our customers in 2013 we became fully registered with our Local Authority and also offered full registration and compliance with the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.
Virtually all metals can be recycled into high quality new metal. The process varies for different metals, but generally produces metals of equivalent quality. Thus, for example:
•Steelmaking using the electric arc furnace process uses scrap metal as the major raw material. This method is typically used for high quality tool steels and stainless steel. Smaller quantities of scrap can also be used in basic oxygen (blast furnace) steelmaking.
•Copper scrap is used by both primary and secondary producers, where processing methods include blast furnace, reverberatory furnace or electric arc furnace. In the latter, around 75-80 per cent raw material is scrap copper.
•Aluminium production uses a single production method - the Hall-Héroult Process. But virgin raw materials require temperatures of around 900 C, whilst scrap aluminium melts at around 660 C.
Metals recycling protects the environment and saves energy. Using secondary raw materials means less use of natural resources which would otherwise be needed to make new metal compounds – such as iron ore in steelmaking; nickel in stainless steel; or alumina and bauxite in aluminium smelting.
There are also considerable savings in energy, and reduced CO2 emissions, in production methods using recycled materials:
There are also other environmental benefits, for example, using recycled steel to make new steel enables reductions such as:
•86% in air pollution •40% in water use •76% in water pollution.
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