Fed Up With Recycling? These Stories of Historical Salvage May Inspire You

Sometimes sorting the trash can seem like just another chore imposed on us by the modern world. But scrap metal salvage is as old as metalworking itself, and has played a vital role in history. Learn more about the process throughout history. A recycled giant The Colossus of Rhodes was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This 33-metre high statue of the Sun-god Helios was built by the ancient Greeks, and was itself partly made from recycled goods; it had an iron skeleton and bronze plates that were re-forged from weapons left by a previous invading army.

Using Reclaimed and Recycled Building Materials

Over the years recycling has become a hot topic in Parliament. The European Union currently has a target to cut domestic carbon emissions by DA (in comparison to levels recorded in 1990) by 2020; however, if the EU expects to meet the targets set forth by the Climate Change Act 2008, realistically a 25% reduction should be achieved. It's a long and tricky road, but studies conducted by the European Commission show that the plan is both technically and economically feasible.

Don't Scrap The Cash: Tips For Selling Metal Scrap

There are a number of benefits with recycling metal, some of which you may know and some you may not. A lot of people will take the old metal to recycling plants as it is one way to make sure it does not end up on a landfill site, but what a lot of people may not know is that the scrap yard also is a very good place to take metal as they will pay you to take it.