Know your Metal waste

A solid material which is typically hard, shiny, malleable, fusible, and ductile, with good electrical and thermal conductivity (e.g. iron, gold, silver, and aluminium, and alloys such as steel).
Metals can be categorised according to their physical or chemical properties. There are 2 categories; ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Ferrous metals contain iron. It can include pure icon such as wrought iron, or an allow such as steel. Ferrous metals are often magnetic, but not exclusively.
Non-ferrous metals are allows which are lack amounts of iron.

Making new products from recycled steel cans helps save up to 75% of the energy and 40% of the water needed to make steel from raw materials. Air pollution is also reduced by almost 90%. Recycling just six aluminium cans saves enough energy to offset the carbon emissions from a 10km journey in an average-size car, a 17km bus ride or 25km train trip.

Scrap metals include a number of materials such as aluminium, brass, copper, stainless steel, cast iron, lead, zinc and nickel. Recycling scrap metal contributes to a significant saving in greenhouse gas emissions. Making items from recycled aluminium uses just 5% of the energy as making the same item from raw materials. 

Recycle your household metal to:

  • save energy
  • reduce landfill
  • reduce CO2 emissions
  • conserve raw materials

Source : Sustainability Victoria

Source: Sustainability Victoria

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