Monday, 16 September 2019

The 5 Major Advantages Of Metal Recycling



Metals are used as essential raw materials for producing goods and other industrial and scientific purposes. The primary advantages of using metals as raw materials emanate from their durability, malleability, and conducive character. Metals are extracted from the layers of the earth, and they are limited in supply. Excessive extraction of metals from the mines can lead to loss of balance in the tiers of the planet. That is why recycling metals is crucial. There are several other benefits of recycling metals of which five most significant are enumerated below.

Conservation of Scare Resources


The foremost benefit is the preservation of resources. As the stock of metal ores is limited and it takes perhaps millions of years to replenish the eroded stock, it is important to keep enough stock of metal ore available for future generation. Recycling of scrap metal will lower the extraction rate from the mines and increase the inventory available for future use.

Reducing Carbon Emission


Carbon emission is the most threatening problem on earth now. Production of raw metal from the ores involves numerous processes that use fossil fuel, which, in turn, is responsible for increasing carbon emission to the environment. Besides, there are other environmental hazards of mining processes. Recycling metal is less energy-intensive and hence generates less emission. It does not cause groundwater pollution or leave a permanent scar on the environment.

Economic Benefits


Metal recycling has economic benefits, as well. It takes lower cost to recycle metal than process metal ores to extract metal. Governments can save taxpayers’ money by allowing recycling of metal and invest that on training of workers in the recycling industry as the job is not only labour-intensive but also requires high level of skills.

Positive Impact on Prices


Owing to their scarcity and high cost of production, metals are often expensive. Recycling will ease the pressure on the price of metal and make it more available for a larger sphere of use at a lower cost.

Lowering Demand on Natural Resources


Recycling of metals will lower energy consumption and lessen the demand for natural resources. Thus, it is both good for the environment and the economy and its future sustainability.                    
   

  


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