Tuesday 23 January 2018

Advantages and Disadvantages of Metal Recycling


There are a number of metal recycling companies in Dubai. Recycling metals has numerous environmental and economic benefits.

• The products made from recycled metals require less energy compared to the ones made using raw materials. This reduces carbon emissions and conserves energy. According to the National Institute of Health, recycling aluminum uses 95 percent less energy while recycling steel saves 60 percent.(https://www.livestrong.com/article/132349-benefits-recycling-metal/)

• Less amount of metals need to  extracted through natural resources if we recycle them. This will help in reducing the landfills. Landfills affects the environment and reducing it will lead to a cleaner atmosphere and lessen the health concerns associated with waste.

• Recycling metals requires human resources and thus adds jobs to the economy.

• Production of primary  metals from the ore is expensive compared to recycling.

• Recycling metals adds to the research and scientific advancements being made for recyclable and biodegradable materials.

• The metals made from the primary ore release greater amounts of greenhouse gas emissions which are a threat to the environment. Recycling metals will reduce this. Since it uses less energy thereforeless fossil fuels are burnt.

• Ores which are a non renewable resource can be conserved by recycling metals.


• The process of collecting and sorting the materials for recycling can be expensive and time consuming.

• Many of the recycled metals are impure and may not meet up to the demands of certain production standards.

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