Today, people are very conscious about saving the environment and reprocessing our resources so that they can be conserved, and there are efforts being made by well meaning producers to recycle the most profuse waste that does not decay which is plastic. In order to replace mined resources, plastic was created in the 1800s. 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. When we encounter the word ‘recycle’, we usually refer to recycling plastics since plastic is the major causes of clogging sewages and hurting our aquifers and we don’t want people to be throwing their plastics around.
The truth is that we can also recycle scrap metals such as iron, steel, copper wires, aluminum and brass. The scarcity and depletion of these metals justify recycling them. 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. If we intent to reprocess our resources, then there is more need to recycle these mined metals. It is important to save our environment but we should not overly direct our attention to freeing the environment of plastic but by also reprocessing mined metals.
You should realize that if you have plenty of scrap metal, there are industries that are seeking it and that you can earn a good profits in selling to recycling plants. You can get a reasonable price for your scrap metals if you sell it to breaker yards or scrap dealers. If you are keeping all your metal junk, like you old car, taking up valuable space, then you need to realize that this is a sleeping asset to you. Don’t keep your junk anymore; free the space and help conserve our environment by selling your junk metal to recycling companies so that you can save a large amount of drilling and mining for these metals.
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. The kind of metal that sticks to a magnet are ferrous metals like iron and steel, and those that don’t are non-ferrous like copper, brass, and aluminum. Breakers price non-ferrous metals higher than 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.