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Green Profits Reduced Carbon

Businesses that responsibly recycle waste can profit thousands of dollars in monthly recycling income. From metal bi-products, production, old machinery, automobiles, and more, there are opportunities for many businesses to profit and invest back into their company. C&C Metal Recycling can add green to your bottom line while reducing your company’s carbon footprint and safeguarding the environment. Recycling is a major part of our community. It’s also a major source of income and profit for many industrial companies. C&C recognizes the importance of protecting our environment, while helping businesses eliminate waste and contribute to a healthier planet for future generations. It saves landfill space, conserves our resources and saves energy. By joining together, we can reduce our carbon footprint one customer at a time.

RECYCLING is a responsible business decision and saves landfill space, conserves our resources and saves energy.

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Environmental Benefits of metal recycling

Aside from the diversion of material from landfills, other important benefits of metal recycling versus the creation of virgin metal include a reduction in energy consumption as well as in the use of other materials. For example, recycled aluminum requires 95 percent less energy, while copper needs 90 percent less, and steel 56 percent less. Additionally, the recycling of one ton of steel avoids the use of 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone.

The recycling rate is a very important measure in terms of landfill diversion. Scrap metal has been recycled for thousands of years because it has been long recognized as being a more efficient process than mining and processing new ore. Recycling rates for metal is generally high, due to its value. For example, ferrous metals have a recovery rate as follows:

Environmental Benefits of metal recycling

Aside from the diversion of material from landfills, other important benefits of metal recycling versus the creation of virgin metal include a reduction in energy consumption as well as in the use of other materials. For example, recycled aluminum requires 95 percent less energy, while copper needs 90 percent less, and steel 56 percent less. Additionally, the recycling of one ton of steel avoids the use of 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone.

The recycling rate is a very important measure in terms of landfill diversion. Scrap metal has been recycled for thousands of years because it has been long recognized as being a more efficient process than mining and processing new ore. Recycling rates for metal is generally high, due to its value. For example, ferrous metals have a recovery rate as follows:

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Metal Recycling MAKES A REAL DIFFERENCE

ALUMINIUM

  • Recycling aluminum reduces the energy needed to produce new aluminum by 95%. The energy saved is equal to the amount of electricity the average home will use over 10 years.
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a 100-watt bulb for 20 hours, a computer for 3 hours, or a TV for 2 hours.
  • Americans throw away enough aluminum every month to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet.
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours or saves the equivalent of half a gallon of gasoline.
  • A used aluminum can is recycled and back in use as a new can in as little as 60 days.
  • Used aluminum cans are the most recycled item in the U.S. Other types of aluminum, such as siding, gutters, car components, storm window frames and lawn furniture can also be recycled.
  • There is no limit to the amount of times aluminum can be recycled.

STEEL & TIN

  • Recycling steel saves enough energy to power about 18 million homes a year.
  • Every day Americans use enough steel to construct a pipe running from Los Angeles to New York...and back.
  • If we recycled one-tenth of the tin cans we throw away, we’d be saving about 3.2 billion cans.
  • A steel mill using recycled scrap reduces water pollution, air pollution, and mining waste by about 70%.
  • Recycling steel and tin cans saves 74% of the energy used to make them from virgin materials.

ELECTRONICS

  • One metric ton of electronic scrap from personal computers has more gold than 17 metric tons of gold ore.
  • In 1998 the amount of gold recovered from electronic scrap in the U.S. was equivalent to more than 2 million metric tons of gold ore & waste.

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