Metals are valuable materials that can be recycled again and again without degrading their properties. Scrap metal has financial value and recycling of metals preserves natural resources. This is especially true with non-ferrous metals like aluminum, copper, zinc and tin as well as precious metals like gold, silver and platinum. Recycling saves money and allows manufacturing businesses to reduce their production cost.
Plastics can be molded into various products which find uses in a wide assortment of applications. They are durable, lightweight and inexpensive. As a result, the production and uses of plastics have increased significantly. Consequently, the reuse and recycling of plastics is extremely important to a company´s competitiveness and also to reduce the amount of plastic pollution in our environment.
Paper and Carton
Nearly all paper and carton can be recycled and reused for the benefit of our environment as well as the economy. Recycling requires much less energy and produces significantly less pollution than production from “virgin” materials. The large Finnish paper and carton industry has been a forerunner in developing good recycling practices.
Glass makes up a large component of household and industrial waste. Glass is ideal for recycling since none of the material is degraded by normal use and it is virtually infinitely reusable. Recycling uses less energy than manufacturing from “virgin” materials so it also economical. Glass is recycled into new glass products as well as raw material for construction materials like insulation.
Recycling of rubber is mainly recycling waste tires that are no longer suitable for use on vehicles. These tires are a challenging source of waste due to large volume, durability and composition. Recycled tires are shredded into rubber grain that can be used in land construction processes and water treatment. Rubber is also burnt in high temperatures for energy. New techniques and innovations promise far better recycling opportunities for the future.
Contact Aksie to find out how your business can turn waste into new resources.