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  1. UK Beats Target for End of Life Vehicle Recycling

    Recently, the news broke that the UK has seen a jump of over 6% in its End of Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling and recovery performance. This means that it has exceeded the target of 95% set by the European Union. The most recent figures which have been released by the European Commission demonstrate that the […]

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  2. Imports of Foreign Waste Subject to Tighter Restrictions in China

    China has tightened restrictions on the import of foreign waste, meaning anything crossing the border must now meet stricter impurity thresholds. When waste is imported, it contains recyclable material, but also rubbish which needs to be disposed of. The disposal of the waste products created in the recycling process is having a detrimental effect on […]

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  3. History of Scrap: When did Metal Start to be Recycled?

    Scrap metal recycling is the process by which old products and structures are recovered and repurposed. It can also be the activity of manufacturing scrap, so that it can be introduced as a raw material in the production of metal goods. It’d be easy to believe that recycling is a modern phenomenon. However in reality, […]

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  4. Scrap Metal Dealers Act Under Review – Lack of Enforcement

    Implemented in 2013, the Scrap Metal Dealers Act (SMDA) was brought in with a view to eradicate unlicensed metal trading with a cash ban and enhanced ID checks. Seemingly, the SMDA worked: between 2012 and 2016, metal theft in the UK decreased by 74%. More specifically, there were 44,885 unique incidents of metal theft between […]

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  5. Top 5 Strongest Metals in the World

    In modern society, we rely on different metals for all sorts of things, particularly in construction and technology. They form the foundations and frameworks of our buildings, the bodies of our vehicles, and the intricate mechanisms in our beloved mobile phones. In short – they’re indispensible. Although metals tend to have a variety of useful […]

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  6. 7 of the Most Amazing Scrapyard Finds

    Scrapyards only house junk, or so the theory goes. Old machines, vehicles and other miscellaneous cast-offs are sent to the scrapyard and eventually end up as recycled goods. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes, amongst all the clutter, we can unearth some hidden gems. From treasured vehicles to precious jewelry, there are plenty […]

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  7. Aluminium Scrap and Recycling Rates Hit Milestone in UK

    With the recycling agenda being pushed further every year, we are finally starting to see the results that various campaigns such as MetalMatters and Every Can Counts set out to achieve. Aluminium in particular, has seen a boost in recycling rates with a variety of milestones being met across a number of sectors. So, in […]

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  8. Environmental Benefits of Recycling Scrap Metal

    With our planet’s health ever in question these days, at no other time has the value of recycling as much as possible been such a pertinent topic. Recycling has a lot of benefits, both for industry and, more importantly, for the environment. Scrap metals in particular benefit the environment heavily when recycled, and in this […]

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  9. 7 of the Best Scrap Metal Artists in the UK

    As a country, we generate a staggering amount of rubbish in a year – 100 million tonnes of it, on average. For the most part, that rubbish is sorted and recycled as either new, raw materials or repurposed for energy generation. However, some of the waste we produce is made up of scrap metals, a […]

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  10. Scrap Metal Laws and Legislation UK

    Just as with every industry in the country, the scrap metal recycling industry abides by stringent legislation put in place to regulate it and to curtail rogue traders. At Hill Metal Recycling, we understand the importance of this and we work to uphold it through responsible policies and an overall professional approach to our business. […]

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