aluminium scrap recycling Articles

  • The case of disappearing aluminium

    It’s a mystery that would have exercised the ‘little grey cells’ of Agatha Christie’s super-sleuth Hercule Poirot: considerable volumes of scrap are becoming ‘lost’, and it is unclear whether the disappearance is real or simply the result of flawed statistics. This issue and others of relevance to the worldwide aluminium recycling industryare debated in the following article, which is based on ...


    By Recycling International

  • New ISRI scrap specifications

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) says it has updated the 2007 Scrap Specifications Circular with revisions to three non-ferrous specifications and the addition of a new specification. The new specifications has become effective on November 19th 2007. The ISRI’s Board of Directors approved recommendations from the Non-Ferrous Division to revise following specifications during ...


    By Recycling International

  • Significant increase in the value of aluminium swarf thanks to briquetting process - Case Study

    The GLEICH group increases its profitability by compressing 3,800 tonnes of swarf each year Should you just send the metal swarf created during manufacturing to the scrap dealer or should you increase its value by selling it for profit? The GLEICH group discovered the answer to this around ten years ago. Since then, the family-run business has been turning its aluminium swarf into ...

  • Pioneers within WEEE recycling

    In a scrap yard in Switzerland right in the middle of the beautiful Alps you can find one of Eldan Recycling’s most cherished and faithful customers – Cablofer Recycling SA. Cablofer was actually one of the first companies within the WEEE-recycling industry. Cablofer Recycling SA is a scrap metal processor dealing with ferrous and non-ferrous scrap on a 40'000 m2 plot in Switzerland. ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • Recycling is not garbage: market agents and municipal recycling in New York City

    Regulatory mechanisms for post-consumer recycling have come under criticism over the past decade. This essay considers the perceived flaws of New York City's recycling programmes and offers a discussion of the role one set of market agents, scrap material dealers, has played (both since the 19th century and presently) in closing industrial loops may illuminate the strengths and limitations of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Is it time to recycle more nickel?

    Now you might think me a little sad, but I have to confess that as a metallurgist, I always find it interesting just how closely the history of mankind is linked to advances in metal working. The first evidence of metal working in Europe dates from around 5500 BC with the extraction of copper, lead and precious metals and this was followed by the working of bronze from around 4000 BC, both of ...

  • New jobs set to strengthen recycling enterprise

    Leeds-based U Can Recycling is set to double its workforce in the coming year as demand for its specialist services grows. The not-for-profit social enterprise plans to expand its presence in the regeneration area of Harehills and employ another 10 staff in 2013. A dedicated computer and IT waste recycling centre in Leeds, U Can is also set to quadruple its turnover from the previous year. Part ...


    By UCan Recycling

  • Waste Gas in Metal Recycling: Hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide - Case Study

    Example: Aluminium recycling Similar tasks: Recycling of copper, lead, cink The waste gas in metal recycling usually contains particles (abraded metal, mineral dust), inorganic, acid substances (HF, HCI, SOx) and dioxins (PCDD/F) as well as a whole range of organic substances (unburned hydrocarbons) and carbon monoxide. Particularly, in the group of unburned ...

  • Are incineration and landfills the answer to save us from the recycling crisis?

    For plastic recycling, this year hasn’t exactly been one of the best – what is to blame? Oil. Shockingly, it actually costs more to recycle old plastic than it does to make new in many ways. Petroleum prices have fallen so low, as low as 70% below the level in June 2014. This may be great for some – however with it has fallen the cost of Virgin Plastic which is made from ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Implementation of the Waste Minimisation Hierarchy - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Television Victoria Pty Ltd

     The three R’s - reduce, reuse and recycle - was the battlecry used by the Ballarat-based Television Victoria in its fight against waste. Through simple but effective waste minimisation measures, the company achieved its goal of reducing waste production by 50% within only four months, two months ahead of time. The company has shown that while recycling is the most commonly used method of ...


  • Engine Crushers – Making A Profit Out Of Old Cars

    Engine crushers make recycling engines quicker and economical.  The purpose of an engine crusher is to reduce engines and gearboxes into small particles.  This makes sorting aluminium from ferrous metals more efficient.  Challenger Group Engine crushers are available in large ...


    By Challenger Handling Limited

  • REDWAVE Metal Days 2015 - Review

    The REDWAVE Metal Days, at BT-Wolfgang Binder in Gleisdorf, pro­vided the context for international experts from various sectors of the metal and aluminium recycling in­dustry to exchange information on markets, technologies and practical experience. In addition, the new REDWAVE XRF-M sorting system, for recycling in the metals sector, was presented to the participants. ...

  • Baseline Projections of Selected Waste Streams

    Abstract Waste represents an enormous loss of resources both in the form of materials and energy. Indeed, quantities of waste can be seen as an indicator of the material efficiency of society. Waste generation is increasing in the European Union, and amounted to about 3.5 tonnes of solid waste per person in 1995 (excluding agricultural waste) 1 Excessive quantities of waste result from: ...

  • Ideally, data should end up in the shredder - Case Study

    When new computers are needed, companies often need to delete sensitive data reliably from many thousands of old computers - a time-consuming job. Thanks to the HDS 230 hard drive shredder from HSM, Uriel Papierrohstoffe GmbH in Diez (Limburg) can provide their customers with fast and extremely secure data deletion by mechanically shredding hard drives into many particles. Andreas Uriel, the ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Ideally, data should end up in the shredder - Case Study

    When new computers are needed, companies often need to delete sensitive data reliably from many thousands of old computers - a time-consuming job. Thanks to the HDS 230 hard drive shredder from HSM, Uriel Papierrohstoffe GmbH in Diez (Limburg) can provide their customers with fast and extremely secure data deletion by mechanically shredding hard drives into many particles. Andreas ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Whatever happened to ... Fall of the House of Philip

    In December 2007 Robert Waxman, a former Philip Services Corp. (PSC) executive in charge of the scrap metal recycling division in Hamilton, Ontario, reached a settlement with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) that included a 20-year ban from serving as an officer or director of a public company, a 10-year ban from trading in securities, and a fine of $125,000 towards the OSC's costs. The ...

  • Method of low temperature pyrolysis as an answer for PCBs utilization.

    When people buy new computers, TV-sets or trendy mobile phones they do not think much about the future of substituted models. In a consumer society where devices are changed due to their obsolescence rather than break down the problem of pollution by e-wastes becomes more relevant. Disposal of printed circuit ...


    By Technokomplex

  • Stainless Steel Sector Gets Its Sights on Sustainability

    Sustainable development continues to filter down into the business world. In April, the British Stainless Steel Association held its first conference on the theme. Delegates heard that stainless steel may have a vital role in solving environmental problems in applications such as renewable energy projects and more fuel-efficient vehicles. But they were also told that regulatory and competitive ...

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