Eco-friendly Scrap Car Towing ~ Recycling Scrap Metal

THE BEES ARE BACK IN TOWN

Photo by Gary Larson on Pinterest

Photo by Gary Larson on Pinterest

BEES LINGERING IN OLD CARS
Yesterday, I went to pick up a car and was surprised to see bees flying out when I opened the passengers door! I jumped back quickly and let go of the door. They had built a little summer home in the door of the car. On the plus side, bees. wasps and yellow jackets make homes in cars that have been left outside in the sun. Bees will not likely make a home inside your dark garage.

This story is the best. A car was moved from Houston, TX to Jacksonville, FL. Apparently, no one knew about the guests living in their car. Honey bees found their way into the car through rust holes in a vehicle that was quietly sitting under the blazing hot sun. After the car arrived in Florida, they realized that bees were living inside the car! After inspecting the car, the hive of worker bees was located – right above the back tire behind the quarter panel. This panel was carefully removed and the bees were placed in their new home in a safe location. No bees were killed.

ALBERT EINSTEIN AND BEES
There is a question as to the fact if Albert Einstein ever said that :

“If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live”? published by benefits-of-honey.com

Does it really matter as to the validity of that quote? Some sources say that pesticides, pollution and climate changes may be a factor for the bizarre behavior of bees in recent years. Reports stated that the bees were having trouble finding their way back home. Why are bees so important? Bees pollinate the flowers on fruit tree, tomato plants and more. Without their fuzzy bodies carrying pollen from one flower to the other, we would definitely be in trouble. Those hard-working bees are amazing when you stop to think about it. They were actually called the humble-bee by Darwin in “The origin of the species”, 1859. Later on, this became translated as the Bumble Bee. Honey bees are smaller and can be confused with the yellow jacket or wasp to the untrained eye. Plus, there are so many species out there. The nest or home will help you to determine what kind of insect you are looking at. They all contribute to the pollination process, even the wasp. Please leave the wasp’s nest alone. Don’t destroy it or poke at it. They will not bother you if you don’t bother them.

bees-scrap-carBEES T-SHIRT

PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now or send a text to (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs. My website is www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
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DID YOU KNOW: Steel is the most recycled material in United States.The average amount of ferrous scrap recycled daily, would equal enough to build 25 EIFFEL TOWERS everyday of the year. published by georgy from recycleinme.com.
Most importantly, ferrous metals (contains iron) makes up the most recycled materials in the world. There are two ways to make steel: 1) Raw, virgin steel from iron ore and coke and 2) Recycled scrap steel. It has been proven that recycled steel is just as strong as virgin steel.

NEW PROCESS
New electric-arc furnaces, or E.A.F.s have been developed for better recycling of scrap steel.  Recycled scrap metal processing saves energy, and is easier on the environment.

METALS
Steel used in manufacturing cars are iron based. Iron is called a “ferrous” metal. Did you know, aluminum was at one point priced higher than gold?  Whether that story is true or not, at one point aluminum  was harder to find than gold. It was also coveted more than gold. Napoleon ate on aluminum plates while his guests ate from gold plates. Aluminum tumblers and plates were popular in the 60’s.  Scrap and new copper is now becoming sought after. No more copper pennies. Copper is used in computers for making circuitry. I suspect all our change will be gone at some point due to e-transfers and the all mighty plastic debit card.

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stats-aug-2016GLOBAL STEEL SCRAP MARKET: Recycling business is growing leaps and bounds, especially the Asia-Pacific scrap metal sector. China has the fastest growing market share in scrap metals. Scrap market trends until 2020 graph provided by strategyr.com, Even though we have felt a slump in scrap metal pricing for the Americas and Europe, the overall forecast in scrap metal demand is growing. China has seen to that. Cheap labour is the answer to China’s success. Some  sources believe metal price fluctuations settle down

PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now or send a text to (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs. My website is www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
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SCRAP METAL ARTISTS
I searched in Canada And found scrap metal artists in the Yellowknife, NWT and places in Alberta. The closest I found in Ontario was a wrought iron fence maker in London Ontario. Toronto Scrap Metal Art Museum was hanging abstract pieces from the ceiling. It could have been a kitchen sink painted purple. I must say, it was a bit of a head scratcher. Where are all the  scrap metal artists? On the way to Niagara- on- the- Lake, we stopped by a village and had lunch. The boutique had scrap metal art from local artisans. It was a 1 metre high ‘scrap metal’ gorilla for $400. I would have loved to have on my front porch. The art work was exquisite. A hidden gem.

Australian Scrap Metal Artist

Australian Scrap Metal Artist (uses 1950’s & 1960’s scrap cars)

SCRAP ART WEEK: I know you scrap metal artists are out there. Please let me know who you are! I would like to feature each one of you on my METAL ART blogs here at Paul’s Scrap site.  We have a Scrap Art Week held in October and would like to add your “SCRAP METAL” art work to our line up.  This  will be our second year and we want to feature the talented METAL artists in Ontario. There is a winner in each category. Tell us about yourself and your art. We will share your story and your Up-cycle Metal Art with our blog followers. (Include at least 3 pictures) email to brinks@doglover.com
Join us and show off your talent at SCRAP CAR WEEK in October 9-15, 2016
More details to come on http://www.scrapcarweek.com/

The Cowboy that stands guard at the Bullseye cafe in Gage OK.

The Cowboy that stands guard at the Bullseye cafe in Gage OK.

JIM POWERS
I really like What Jim Powers scrap metal art and his enthusiasm. Jim was written up in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, mobile art museum. Jim’s work was featured all over the United States. What a guy!
Jim Powers retired from the military and opened a scrap yard. Never idle, Jim enrolled at an artist’s workshop called “The Little Red School House” where he learned how to weld scraps from his junk yard into works of art. Jim shared his talent with others in Gage Oklahoma until 2006. Jim is no longer with us, but his art remains. Learn more –> http://www.powersville.net/junkyard/index/junk.html

UP-CYCLE: SCRAP CAR ART is Trending in a Big Way! Jim Powers and other Scrap METAL ARTISTS  are strong contributors in conserving our environment.

Jim Powers retired from the military and opened a scrap yard. Never idle, Jim enrolled at an artist’s workshop called “The Little Red School House” where he learned how to weld scraps from his junk yard into works of art. In Mead county, Kansas, they opened up anew part of their exhibits for scrap metal art.

Junk Yard Art Exhibit in Meade County Historical Museum

Jim Powers at the Junk Yard Art Exhibit in Meade County (Kentucky) Historical Museum

Three cheers for all you SCRAPPY Artists!…..Enjoy the Last Days of Summer!

yard-bird-redPAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now or send a text to (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs. My website is www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
Thank you! We appreciate your business very much!
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PAPA PAUL’S GOT A BRAND NEW ‘UP-CYCLE’ BAG!
UP-CYCLE is the new term today.  Keeping tires out of landfills is a tough job. My last blog talked about the millions of tires sitting under the hot desert sun. Multiply the number of cars on the road by four. And what about the 18 wheeler trucks. That is a lot of tires. Worn out tire from miles of highway driving and city streets.  Tire recycling has evolved beyond roping a tire on a tree for your kid’s swings. Scrap tires are also grist for some pretty spectacular hand bags.

recycle purses

“MAPS” Are Purses Too

Keeping up with latest fashion fads, which is a thrill ride for some people. How about that road map with the tiny car for a clasp. Funky!

UP-CYCLE Bags are Tough as Nails!
Knowing that rubber tires last a long time, why not bag them! Take a look at these designer bags made for old worn out tires. The inner tube is supple and easy to use for up-cycle bags while still being durable. The outer tire is suitable for sandals, chairs, and even roof tiles.

How about something for your laptop?

Recycled Tire A Computer Bag.

Computer Bag: Recycled Tire

Designer Bags Stand Back! An overwhelming number of designers are bringing their creative skills to the world of recycling. You may like a cute, funky coin purse. The bonus is that all these bags are easy to clean and lasts a long time.

This is where it begins

This is where it begins

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Up-cycled Inner Tube Strips

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“Froggy” Coin Purse

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School Bag

reduce-recycle-reusePAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now or send a text to (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
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EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT RECYCLING TIRES—but were Afraid to Ask?
There is no real mystery about recycling tires. What’s new is all the applications for crumb rubber. In the early days only about 30% of tires were recycled into new products. This is still true today.  Up to 77% pf tires are shipped to landfills and sometimes illegally burned.  Tires are burned to fuel plants in various countries.  We are hoping to see that big smokestacks will slowly become a thing of the past.

A sea of rubber: In Kuwait City's Sulaibiya area every year gigantic holes are dug out in the sandy earth and filled with old tyres - there are now over seven million in the ground.

A sea of rubber: In Kuwait City’s Sulaibiya area every year gigantic holes are dug out out in the sandy earth and filled with old tyres – there are now over seven million in the ground. -photo provided by dailymail.co.uk

Visible: An aerial image shows the vast amount of used tyres that are put in the ground - the patches are even visible from space

Visible: An aerial image shows the vast amount of used tyres that are put in the ground – the patches are even visible from space -photo provided by  dailymail.co.uk

Controversy surrounds rubber crumb from tires. A school aborted the rubber crumb in favour of ground up Nike sneakers. Non conclusive reports about cancer caused from these turfs have been documented. These reports can sway anyone to look at alternatives.

College Shifts Gears Following NBC Synthetic Turf Report

College Shifts Gears Following NBC Synthetic Turf Report

Toxic Or Non-Toxic?

Women’s Soccer – Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs at City College San Francisco Rams

77% OF TIRES ARE NOT RECYCLED
The reason this number is so high is because we go through a lot of tires. Can you imagine how many tires we go through as a society?  Until they invent something else, this dilemma will stay and  increase in numbers.  Tires are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste. In Germany, 55% of old tires are estimated to be burnt for fuel.

TRIAL BY TIRE

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A conveyor belt brings in used tires to the kiln area at the CEMEX plant in Louisville, Ky. Energy from incinerated tires is powering the plant owned by the Mexico-based company, which produces, distributes and sells cement and ready-mix concrete and related building materials in as many as 50 countries. (AP photos by Michael Clevenger/The Courier-Journal)

When the tires are burned they leave 40% solid ash. Some of this ash goes into fertilizer bags sold to the public. It is disguised with the chemical names. The cadmium and lead come from steel belts in tires are found in this ash, spreading toxic wastes into the food chain. Don’t forget to read your labels.  Shredded tires instead of ‘full’ tires are now being sent to landfills. The old tires that were brought to landfills are able to trap methane gas which makes the tires buoyant and bubble to the surface. Tires do not decompose. They are like chemical laden rocks in a landfill. I would challenge scientist to find a way to make these discarded tires actually decompose without emitting harmful gas.

This is a great video that shows what happens to old tires from the beginning to the end.

The answer to the question “Has recycling tires changed? is “No” not really!  Not enough studies  about the toxic effect of old tires have been satisfactorily provided either. There are two schools of thought.  A recycler would say “NO”, the tires are not toxic. What else would he say?  While others think differently. Chemists are extracting fuel from the oil in old tires. A costly process for having “fun” in the lab.  This type of research is presumably funded by the government.

reduce-recycle-reusePAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now or send a text to (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
Thank you! We appreciate your business very much!
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DONT GET RID OF YOUR CORVETTE?
For all you motor heads, we have a treat for you! As you know, people are going back to the charcoal instead of propane to grill their steaks, salmon and vegetables. The charcoal BBQ has resurfaced like the Phoenix from the ashes. The popular “GREEN EGG” BBQ is still going strong as a preferred grilling machine. You may want to visit your scrap yard and pick out a Ferrari–( just kidding ) for your ECO-BBQ. See what you can find. Or, immortalize your Cadillac or Ford Mustang. Instead of going to the crusher, use that car for as long as you want by building your own backyard monument. Some of you can enshrine your corvette? Reincarnated your favorite car as a BBQ.

Corvette BBQ

CLASSIC BACKYARD BBQ — A Corvette Never Dies —

Let’s see what else is making the BBQ scene.  I could not believe my eyes when I saw this fine piece of machinery ~ a 1957 Ford BBQ.    What a beautifully preserved classic mint car. Saved from the crusher! Classy as it comes!  This car has a propane BBQ’s installed under the hood.  You can use the entire car for a complete entertainment package like this vehicle below.

The New "Smart" Car

The New “Smart” BBQ Car, photo provided by chauffeurdebraise.com

New Gas BBQ

New Gas BBQ

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I heard some people hook up an electrical system to light up the headlights. It never quits! Let’s get back to the charcoal grill! How about this flame thrower?

Flame Broiled Beauty

Flame Broiled Beauty

Mustang Sally ~ Portable BBQ on Wheels.

Mustang Sally ~ Portable BBQ on Wheels. C-O-O-L !!!

reduce-recycle-reusePAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now or send a text to (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
Thank you! We appreciate your business very much!
Scrap Car Removal in Mississauga, Brampton, Bramalea, Oakville, Etobicoke. Milton, Malton, Streetsville, Rexdale, Port Credit, North York, Vaughan, Maple, Orangeville, Erin Mills and Port Credit.

Erzhalden im Sandauhafen HamburgCANADA IS INVESTING IN THE STEEL INDUSTRY (Aug 4,2016)
Capital Mining Hydrocarbons Fund supports mining activities to the tune of $95.72 million (C $125 million) in the northern region of Québec . A loan of $38.29 million (C $50 million) through Investment Québec is promised to develop the area for iron ore production.

The provisional government of Quebec in Canada has decided to invest $133 million (C $175 million)  in (India’s) Tata Steel’s iron ore project in the region between Quebec and Labrador. published by agmetalminer.com

According to the last 10 years, summer months are steady. No one expects any change for August and into September. The scrap prices should start to rise in the fall. Let’s see? On the bright side we are up from last August and survived the winter slump.

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I dug deep into my trusty steel miner’s crystal ball to see what they thought about the future of scrap metal. The forecast is hopeful. We are coming out of the slump of 2015. That year had been compared to the 2008 slowdown a time or two. The middle line in the graph is your scrap prices.  The upward trend is good. Lets keep our fingers crossed.

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This is a short blog post. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. These graphs speak volumes. Enjoy the summer!
~ Paul, your neighborhood Scrap Car Guy!

reduce-recycle-reusePAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now or send a text to (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
Thank you! We appreciate your business very much!
Scrap Car Removal in Mississauga, Brampton, Bramalea, Oakville, Etobicoke. Milton, Malton, Streetsville, Rexdale, Port Credit, North York, Vaughan, Maple, Orangeville, Erin Mills and Port Credit.

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