Recycle efforts today are on the rise and this is because of the consciousness of saving the environment and reprocessing resources in order to conserve them, but these recycling efforts today are more geared of plastic, which is a materials that does not decay. Plastic was invested in the 1800s in order to take the place of expensive materials that need to be mined before you can use them. Metals take years to form under the ground before they are mined, but plastic is synthetic and done by human hands using chemical processed. You can easily produce plastic in a laboratory. And since plastic is the main source of clogging in our sewages and hurting our aquifers, we don’t want people to be throwing away their plastic but it is best to recycle them and this is why when we hear the term ‘recycle’ we always just think of recycling plastic.
But have we ever thought of recycling scrap metals such as copper wires, iron, steel, aluminum and brass. And it is only right to do so because these metals are scarce and depleted. Unlike plastic, metals cannot be created by man and they are mined from the ground and there will comes a time when the ground will no longer yield as abundantly as it used to. In other words, there is more need to recycle these mined metals if the intent is to reprocess our resources. Our drive to save our environment should not only concentrate on freeing it from plastic’s harm but it should also help to reprocess mined metals to help preserve our resources.
People must rethink that metals can earn you a good profit and that what to you is a scrap is something that is being sought after. You can get a reasonable price for your scrap metals if you sell it to breaker yards or scrap dealers. Whatever metal junk you have, like a car for example, that is taking up space in your property is actually a sleeping asset to you. If you sell your junk metals then you will allow it to be reused and save a large amount of drilling and mining which can help preserve our resources.
There are two types of metals that you can sell, the ferrous and the non-ferrous metals. This should at least give you hint on how breakers price your metal. Iron and steel are ferrous metals since they stick to a magnet, and the non-ferrous ones that don’t stick are copper, brass, and aluminum. The price of ferrous metals are lower than that of non-ferrous metals.
There is reasons to distinguish between the two kinds of metals before selling them in order for you to know the value of the assets that you have.