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Dec 15 2020

How Important Is Scrap Metal Recycling?

 At Belson Steel Center Scrap Inc., we’re partial to scrap metal recycling – after all, it’s our business. But is scrap metal recycling really something to get excited about? Is it even that important for our economy and our future? Our team believes that yes, it absolutely is. Here’s what you should know about the importance of scrap metal recycling and how you can get involved–

Finite Resources Are Finite

It all comes down to the scarcity of resources. One reason that scrap metal recycling is so important is that finite resources are finite – this means that once they’re gone, they can’t be replenished. Metal is a non-renewable resource, which means that once we’ve mined it all, there won’t be more metal available. And metal’s not the only thing that isn’t renewable: fuel is also non-renewable, and water is in limited supply. When scrap metal is recycled, the metal is kept in production and becomes part of a circular economy. Recycling metal saves resources and reduces fossil fuel consumption and water usage that’s associated with metal mining, too. 

The Economy Relies on Scrap Metal Recycling

In addition to the benefits described above, recycling metal also has a big impact on the economy too.

First, the scrap metal industry supports a lot of jobs and a large amount of economic activity. To be sure, one report found that firms that “purchase, process, and broker old materials to be manufactured into new products in America provide 534,506 adults with good jobs in the United States and generate approximately $116.97 billion annually in economic activity.” This has a nationwide impact, as well as a local one.

Not only does scrap metal recycling itself create jobs, but the metal that is produced in scrap metal recycling is also used by various industries to create cars, electronics, household products and appliances, and much more. 

Do Your Part – Recycle Your Scrap Metal with Belson Steel Center Scrap Inc.

Since recycling scrap metal is so important, you surely want to get involved in the process! Doing so is easy – all you have to do is bring in your materials to Belson Steel Center Scrap Inc. You can also call us for pick up of big loads. We buy your scrap metal, which means that we will pay cash for the metal you bring us. Please reach out to us today online or by phone to learn more about our scrap metal recycling process and how to sell your scrap metal to us.

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