Metals

AM Environmental investigate recycling and recovery options as a priority. Virtually all metals can be recycled into high quality new metal. The process varies for different metals, but generally produces metals of equivalent quality. Recycling reduces CO2 emissions, water and air pollution, and water and energy use.

Interesting Facts:

Metals recycling contributes more than any other sector to UK targets for the prevention of waste through recovery of ‘end of life’ products:
Packaging: some 2 billion aluminium and steel cans are recycled every year.
Vehicles: over 75% of a car is metal. Around half of the material processed by metal recycling shredders comes from vehicles
WEEE: the industry already recycles most discarded household appliances. Electronic and telecommunications goods are a significant consumer of non ferrous metals.
Batteries: The metals recycling industry is already recycling most lead acid vehicle and industrial batteries.

Tyres

Tyres can be engineered to make BSI PAS 108 Bales for the reuse in construction, land drainage and flood defences. Recycled tyres can be used as railway sleepers, expansion joints, sound barriers, in horse arenas, roofing, flooring material, road surfacing, for retreading and in sports and play areas. AM Environmental are able to collect small numbers of tyres or full artic loads, nationally.

Interesting facts:

Over 47 million tyres are removed from vehicles in the UK each year.
34% of old tyres are used in new products; 25% are used as energy sources; 10% are used in landfill engineering; 25% are re-used; 6% are used in retreading.

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