How Companies that Buy Scrap Metal Are Improving the Environment

March 02, 2021  

In 2021, environmental ills are a serious threat. Not only are greenhouse gases contributing to climate change–which could have devastating effects for the planet as a whole and everyone on it–but countries are also struggling with finding a solution to reduce the use of non-renewable resources, polluted air and water, a loss of biodiversity, and more. At Scrap Metal Services, LLC, we know that there’s no single panacea to this looming problem, but we are passionate about doing our part to help. We firmly believe that scrap metal recycling and buying scrap metal (as opposed to new metal products) can help the environment. Here’s how–

Recycled Metal Reduced the Need for New Metal Mining

New metal mining is an incredibly extractive and destructive practice that can lead to water pollution, loss of habitat, emissions, energy and water loss, and more. What’s more, metal is a nonrenewable resource. By recycling metal, on the other hand, the need for new metal mining is reduced.

Recycling Keeps Materials Out of the Landfill

Most people don’t think twice about putting something in the trash, but the reality is that the lack of land for new landfills is something that must be taken seriously. Not only is there not enough space in landfills, but landfills emit large levels of greenhouse gasses and are a source of toxic pollutants. By diverting materials away from the landfill–by recycling and purchasing recycled goods instead–you’re doing the earth a favor.

Recycling Takes Less Energy and Water

Finally, not only will you help to reduce emissions and conserve habitat, as well as keep materials out of the landfill, by choosing recycling metals over new metals, but you’ll also help to conserve both energy and water, too. 

At Scrap Metal Services, LLC, We Do it Right

Part of being a conscious consumer is not only purchasing recycled metal when it’s available, but purchasing it from a supplier that’s committed to doing their part, too. At Scrap Metal Services, LLC, our sustainability initiatives matter to us, and we are committed to being green. To learn more about some of our sustainability initiatives and what we’re doing to reduce our footprint, please feel free to reach out to us directly today.  

In the meantime, you can learn more about selling metal to us or buying metal from us by calling our center, visiting our location in person, or sending us a message using the intake form on our website. We look forward to working together.