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Metal Recycling - Coping with Complexity

Metal Recycling - Coping with Complexity | Metal recycling | Scoop.it

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trtrtd align=leftThe increasing complexity of products is making the 'metal-centric' approach to recycling increasingly obselete. Instead there needs to be a shift to 'product-centric' approachtd
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iProducts are becoming increasingly complex. It is now possible for any one metal to be found alongside almost any other, or any number of other materials in a single, difficult to dismantle product. For this reason a recent report by the United Nations Environment Programme's International Resource Panel has called for a far more sophisticated 'Product-Centric' approach to recycling.
If populations in emerging economies adopt similar technologies and lifestyles as currently found in OECD countries, it is estimated that the amount of metal needed would be three to nine times larger than all of the metal currently used in the world.
If long-term growth trends in population and prosperity are factored in, the global stock of metals in-use by 2050 could be equivalent to five to 10 times today's level - supplies permitting. And as societies and technologies are changing, the demand for some metals is growing much faster than for others.
On average, the metal stocks used in more developed countries equate to between ten and fifteen tonnes per person. Of that five metals - iron, aluminium, copper, zinc, and manganese - make up more than 98%.
Despite the vast available reserves of several industrially important metals, it is clear that the growing world population cannot continue to consume metals at the current rate of western industrialised society, without going far beyond what is likely to be sustainable. For instance, global steel production is estimated to produce the equivalent of 3.6 billion tonnes of COsub2sub and altogether, metal production represents about 8% of global energy consumption.
As global demand continues to rise, more low-quality ores for many metals are increasingly being mined, leading to increased energy use and thus rising GHG emissions, even with improved extraction methods. Today, depending on the metal concerned, around three times as much material needs to be moved for the same ore extraction as a century ago. Therefore, future metal production must not only focus on ore mining, but also on recycling and the 'urban mine', the stock of metals in use above ground.
However, the 'geology' of the urban mine is complex and unpredictable, making economic predictions difficult.

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Find more information about Sims Metal Management in North Haven.

Find more information about Sims Metal Management in North Haven. | Metal recycling | Scoop.it
5 listings of Metal Specialties in North Haven on YP.com. Find reviews, directions & phone numbers for the best metal management inc in North Haven, CT.
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Sims Metal Management in North Haven is about scrap metals, scrap metals wholesale and recycling.

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What Are the Benefits of Recycling Steel? | eHow

What Are the Benefits of Recycling Steel? | eHow | Metal recycling | Scoop.it
There are numerous benefits to recycling steel. Because it is the most recycled material on Earth, there is a strong probability that you use recycled steel every day, whether it's in the car you drive or to package the food you consume.
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Recycling

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Recycling is the process of turning used products into raw materials that can be used to make new products. Its purpose is to conserve natural res
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During World War II, Americans experimented with conservation and recycling as a matter of national security. Afterward, 1950s middle class life uapologetically adopted the ethics of expansion and newness. As more and more middle-class Americans began to express environmental attitudes, the wastefulness of modern consumption became obvious to more and more consumers. More Americans than ever before became willing to integrate such practices into their lives as part of a commitment to the environment. For instance, most children born after the 1980s assume the "recycle, reduce, and re-use" mantra has been part of the U.S. since its founding. In actuality, it serves as a continuation of the cultural and social impact of Earth Day 1970 and the effort of Americans to begin to live within limits.

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The many benefits of recycling metal | greenopedia

The many benefits of recycling metal | greenopedia | Metal recycling | Scoop.it
Recycling metal around the house takes little effort, but can offer a variety of benefits from clearing the clutter to helping to fund community events.
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Ferrous metal recycling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ferrous metal recycling

Ferrous metals are able to be with steel being one of the most recycled materials in the world,. Ferrous metals contain an appreciable percentage of iron and the addition of carbon and other substances creates steel. In the USA, steel containers, cans, automobiles, appliances, and construction materials contribute the greatest weight of re-cycled materials.

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