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The Minions are Back!

DESPICABLE ME 3
About every 2 years a new Despicable Me animation 3D movie fills the big screen. This time Gru is looking for his twin brother. The rapping theme song in this clip is the bee’s knees! We don’t want to give the plot away. I will leave that to the unscrupulous journalists. I avoid their rantings because I want to be surprised. I did graze the reviews and was slapped with mediocre. Don’t forget how they (critics) slapped Jim Carrey as Ace Ventura in ‘Pet Detective’. If you are not familiar with the story. The so-called critics tore the movie to shreds. It was a big blockbuster hit that launched Jim Carrey’s career.  Both Pet Detective and the Despicable Me series are laced with fart jokes. Go figure? Critics are born to “criticize”  a film, aka negative critics.  Heaven’s to Betsy if they  find anything good about any movie.  It would have to slap ‘them’ (critics) in the face once that happens. Have fun and enjoy this saga of yet another hour (and 1/2) of fun and mayhem. Take a listen to the theme song for Despicable Me 3 and watch the movie clips.

The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. published by www.imdb.com

Minions
We adore those lovable minions. They are back with more escapades. Our fans love to recycle old tires for the love of minions. Here are a few ways we recycle and support our popular cartoon characters. Photo below provided by Whitney Neilson, writer for the Observerextra.com.

Josephine Hofbauer with her Minion, Conestogo, Ontario, Canada

And here they are….back together again!

The Minions in Despicable 3 photo from vibe.com

I’m going to see the movie this weekend and ….will add to this post my take on this charming group of eccentric, wacky characters.  Share your comments with us below!
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Trending Sandals 2017

Make Your Own (Recycled) Sandals
You can make great sandals from old tires.
Sandals can be made from the inner tube (like this first pair of sandals)  or the tread or exterior tire which is a lot tougher and harder to shape into a sandal.  Both applications work. They are simple to make. You can get fancy and glue terry cloth or some soft material for your inner sole. The possibilities are endless. Lets start with simple sandals. All you need is a pair of old shoelaces like this gent has done. You need a sharp carving knife,  something to puncture 3 holes for the laces (perhaps the tip of the knife ) and any old tire you can scrounge up. You should also have some chalk or a felt marker to make an outline of your foot for the pattern. Even an old shoe or the inner sole of one of your regular shoes will work as a guide. You can always trim back. I’d call this sandal your bare bones “REDNECK STYLE”. Shoes laces? I don’t know about that. He gets points for ingenuity. I sure would not have thought about shoe laces for strapping your feet in Fred Flintstone’s sandals.  They can be simple or complex sandals. It’s entirely up to you.

Personally, I like the thicker treads for do-it-yourself sandals. They look a bit more comfortable. I would glue an old terry cloth towel cut out for the bottom (inside) of the sandal. This gent glued in some old carpet ends to cushion his feet. When I’m at the cottage, people are always wearing your sandals. Make some guest sandals! Your friends will get a real hoot out of it and enjoy the fact that you or your kids spent the time to make these comfortable creations. You can get a few pairs from one tire. 
FANCY UP-CYCLED SANDALS
One lady had an idea to open a store that sold recycled sandals at a cost of $29.95 to $49.95. The dollars and cents of it is that they are very reasonably priced. New jobs were created that would boost the economy and the spirit. It feels good to work and be able to provide for yourself and your family.
These “rockers” look comfortable. Tire sandals are traditionally worn by the Maasai tribe in Africa. Notice the thinner leather for the toe grip. Good call! They all have a pair of these no fuss sandals. I like the “au  naturel”  look. More protection from the hot desert sands.

Maasai Tribe Sandals


(Video P.S. His sandals are heavy because he left the metal mesh on the sole. It is recommended that you can remove the metal mesh while you are removing the tread from the tire. It’s like peeling a banana.)
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Scrappy Happy Artists

SCRAP METAL ARTISTS
It’s time again to honour the hard working Scrap Metal Artist. Bob Dylan has joined the ranks of scrap metal artist with his  “large”  gates for a Maryland Casino. Featured at the London art Museum where you could have bought a book with B.D.’s collection for  ‘gates’. This  has raised the status of scrap metal artists. Bob Dylan has spectacular pipes, an outstanding poet and now a scrap metal artist to boot.  He also loves to meld metal and create like any other laser yielding, metal crunching artist.  Let’s see what’s going on in the welding world of scrap metal artists. SHINE ON!!!
JOHN LOPEZ -Scrap Metal Artist
Let’s start with our cowboy John Lopez.

Bob Dylan – Scrap Metal Artist

How cool is this! Scrap Metal Sculpture is a unique and amazing work of art. Hand crafted from recycled scrap metals taken from old automobiles, commercial machinery, bicycle parts, old machine guns and other metal machines all rolled into one magnificent work of art.

Bisson – By John Lopez

Making something from metal requires a lot of patience and skills. Creating art from recycled metal materials takes a lot of time and accuracy. The details on these sculptures are amazing. No ranch is complete without animals. How about this bronco rider, riding a ram? You go cowboy!

Ram Rider -by John lopez

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Send us you scrap metal art and we will publish it on our blog! Big or small, it’s all good. I look forward to hearing from you. Anything you’ve got. We’d love to see it, and share with our friends.

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Scrap Metal Prices June 2017

JUNE SCRAP PRICES 2017
It’s that time of month again. Scrap prices for June are taking a slight dip. The amount is so small that it should not prevent you from scrapping your car. Scrap metals are making a comeback.  Shredded scrap metal  demand has gone up 17% this year compared to this time last year. What’s interesting is that Turkey is bringing in more scrap metal from the U.S. and the Netherlands. China seems to be  slipping to the background. What is really significant is Thailand.

Scrap Metal CUBES

Thailand’s trade statistics showed that in April 2017, Thailand imports of scrap steel totaled 108,000 tons, increased by 97.3% compared with the same period of last year, growth of 54.4% compared with previous month.

Among them, Thailand’s scrap imports from the United States was up to 73,000 tons, significantly grew by 3176.6% compared with the same period of last year; the imports from Australia totaled 6,000 tons, grew by 103% compared with the same period of last year. provided by yieh.com

ANTI-DUMPING ACTIONS: The Ministry of Industry and Trade in most countries discourage dumping ‘cheap’ steel in any country. They call it ‘anti-dumping’ laws. It is not always strictly controlled. Additional tariffs will be levied on imported steel products as a temporary safeguard measure against cheap imports which have allegedly threatened the local industry. [ When India dumped (cheaper) steel in Thailand (May 2013) the governing powers had a 33.11% duty applied to the goods.] It’s also a safeguard for any one country to become a monopoly and corner the market for their own gains. We now read that China’s scrap metal prices have gone up by 20% (as they promised). And, it looks like business is shifting. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

Steel Imports in Viet Nam had additional duty added by the local government.

Looking closely at the imports/exports around the world, there is a small decline in pricing for early June. We may be feeling the aftermath of May’s outcome. Fortunately, the overall forecast is looking good. We should see prices creeping back up in July and August.

May Trends 2017

In the U.S., shredded scrap steel prices stabilized after a 7.1% drop the previous month. (May 2017) Shredded scrap’s June price point is the metal’s second-highest of 2017. provided by AGMetalminer.com

The question you want to ask, “Are prices going up or down?” According to Donald Trump’s administration, the U.S. scrap metal prices went higher than the market could bear. The U.S. had to drop their prices in the last 2-3 month in order to compete with countries such as China.
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Scrap Tire Invasion

THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING
Tires are the hardest to recycle. At some point everything we own will come from recycled material.

Welcome Sign -Recycled Tires!

Rubber tires are now made into trendy handbags, flooring tiles and crafts like this welcome sign. Designer furniture, shoes and even ‘tire crumb’ are used for paving roads. We use up tires very fast as we travel down the roads every day of our lives. Some old tires are a source of fuel for industrial plants in third world countries while they burn …deadly smoke! Ships from Canada and the U.S. export these tires to the countries that se tires for fuel.  As we look at this tire (tyre) graveyard in kuwait, it only makes us wonder where are we heading?

World’s Biggest Tyre Graveyard in Sulabiya, Kuwait

Satelite view: kuwait: An aerial image shows the vast amount of used tyres that are put in the ground – the patches are even visible from space


Scuba divers found massive amount of old tires in the ocean near Fort Lauderdale. they are cleaning it up bit by bit. An expensive endeavour.

RETAINING WALLS: UP-CYCLED TIRES
What is the future of our tires? Landfills are not going to solve the problem.

Up-Cycle Tires ~ Retaining Wall

THIS SPRING (2017) about 70% of Toronto Island was under water. The banks of the Port Credit river were at their highest level.  High water levels  in Lake Ontario would benefit from these simple and inexpensive retaining walls. Roll up your sleeves, get a shovel and start building your own backyard retaining wall.  Old tires are inexpensive and easily found at scrap yards. a fun project when you add flowers or herbs. Retaining walls have a double protection. They prevent land slides or are used to prevent soil erosion.  Both methods are very effective. Tires will not decompose for at least 100 years. You can be assured that the tire walls will stay intact for many years to come.

Tire swings are not the only way to reuse your old tires. This diagram gives you an idea about how to build your own retaining wall.

Instructions for DIY Retaining Wall

Simple Backyard Retaining Wall

Global Awareness

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PLUG N’ DRIVE ~Electric Cars

ELECTRIC CARS ARE STILL A MINORITY
Most of us driving today would not have imagined that electric cars have been around for over a hundred years. These battery charged cars were not efficient enough when they were engineered back in 1832. New developments and modern facilities have provide two types of electric cars. The 100% electric car that runs on a full battery, and is three times as efficient as gas driven car. The hybrid-designed electric car is a good compromise for the semi-electric drivers. Working on longer charge times have made these vehicles more practical and gaining in popularity. Rising gas prices and pollution have encouraged car manufacturers to provide clean pollution-free electric cars. Electric chargers are popping up in condo parking areas to entice renters. At home, you can have an adapter before plugging into your home outlet for the most efficient charge. Is it expensive? No! The power used from your home is very small.

WHEN IT ALL BEGAN…

Horseless buggy made by Charles and Frank Duryea in the U.S. (1893)

Cars started as steam (1776), electric (1832 )..then gas fueled cars from German inventor – Karl Benz (1885).
PLUG N’DRIVE
Manufacturers are making it easier for you to buy and maintain an electric car with the growing demand by the next generation. I am sharing this link with you for Plug N’ Drive. They have all the answers about charging and cost. INCENTIVE: Before you buy an electric car, find out about the rebates you are entitled to and about charging station rebates. Check out your rebates HERE.
ELECTRIC CAR LINE-UP
Between these two top rated hybrid cars the V.W. gets 5 out of 5 stars while the Toyota chimes in at 4 stars.

Toyota Prius starting at $24,000

Volkswagon e-golf starting at $27,000


CLEAN ENERGY
India is already the largest market in solar power. Reports show that India is determined to have an all-electric powered nation by 2030.

On April 30,2017 power minister Piyush Goyal had said the country is looking at an all-electric fleet by 2030+ . “We are going to introduce electric vehicles in a very big way. The idea is that by 2030, not a single petrol or diesel car should be sold in the country,” Goyal had said while addressing the CII Annual Session 2017. Musk took note of the intent and recognised that the country is already the largest market for solar power. published by indiatimes.com

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Scrap Car Invasion

CARS became common place around 1920’s. When the cars completely broke down no one knew what to do with them. There were no recycling facilities back then. Small Junk yards started popping up in 1930 during the depression. You could buy a toaster for 5 cents or a fender or a rear view mirror for your car. Radios and heaters were added to cars in the 30’s.  More junk….junk yards began stocking car parts as the demand grew.  Some rednecks still go shopping at the junk yards even today. There was no stopping the assembly line for new cars. What have we done?  The 50’s brought out the “Muscle Cars” and “Hot Rods”.  A new breed of followers developed as “Car Junkies”.  Nostalgia and motor heads keep these cars running, even today.

1956 Chevy Belair  photo courtesy of hot-rod.org

A whopping 97% of cars are recycled!
Take a look around you and you can see at least 2 cars in every driveway.  What does that mean? An overwhelming stock pile of  crushed metal and worn out tires are piled up.  These ‘scrap cars’ are a valuable commodity when they are recycled reused and made into something new and useful. See those rubber welcome mats. They came from old rubber tires. Recycling cars is now big business. The latest buzz today is “up-cycling”.  Sounds a bit better than re-cycling.

Crowded Suburban Driveways

NEW STUFF: Many new products are being made from discarded vehicles. As more and more cars are invading our lives, we are running out of room on the planet to simply dump them on the surface of the earth. It has become more of a necessity to up-cycle old cars. As we find more uses for old cars, we begin to solve the problem of contaminating our earth’s surface.

Scrap Yard In Australia

TOO MANY SCRAP CARS
What are they doing with the old cars? It is a lengthy process. The mangled steel is shredded and turned out into into manageable cubes, ready to be sent out to plants that make steel girders, house frames and last but not least ~ more news cars.

2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport

PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
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