Metal2019-02-20T18:22:54-06:00

Metal

Friendly Earth Environmental has been in the recycling business since 1985.  They recognize that recyclable material should be diverted out of our landfills and reused for other new products.  Recycling is the business of sustainability.

According to recent research studies, recycling scrap metals can be quite beneficial to the environment. Using recycled scrap metals in place of virgin iron ore can yield:

  • 75% savings in energy.

  • 90% savings in raw materials used.

  • 86% reduction in air pollution.

  • 40% reduction in water use.

  • 76% reduction in water pollution.

  • 97% reduction in mining wastes.

Every tonne of new steel made from scrap steel saves:

  • 1,115 kg of iron ore.

  • 625 kg of coal.

  • 53 kg of limestone.

Energy savings from other metals include:

  • Aluminum savings of 95% energy.

  • Copper savings of 85% energy.

  • Lead savings of 65% energy.

  • Zinc savings of 60% energy.

Friendly Earth Environmental Services offers a pick-up service for most types of metals, ferrous or non-ferrous: