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My Favorite “Scrappy” Cat!

There are so many artists that twist scrap metal in to works of art. Everyone has a favorite. Sometimes it is hard to decide if you have a favorite “Scrappy” piece f art. I thought very carefully and I think this Scrappy Cat is probably my favorite piece. I always smile when I see it. And, sometimes look for it.

I like the scrawny version of this stick cat. Bewildered and a bit frightened. It reminds me of me. Below is the “Sleepy” cat. Kind of looks like Garfield’s cousin. They are both adorable.

adorable cat

What about real kitty cats? They move around, play and need to be fed with love and tins of tuna. Cats do love fish!!!! I recently found out that even dogs like to eat fish. Especially if you have a sick dog. Fish works.

Everyone has or likes a favorite cat, dog or pet iguana. You may have once had a pet that keeps your fond memories intact. I must admit there are those that do not like any kind of animals. Me, I’m especially fond of cats. I like dogs too. I grew up with kittens in our family. It’s just nice to have one in the house. Not so lonely when your cat (or dog) is there with you.
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Scrap Tires-Out of Control

SCRAP TIRE GRAVEYARD: North Africa, we see satellite pictures of acres of desert land covered with acres of old tires. Imagine all the useful items to be made from old tires. The possibilities are vast. I’m guessing the tire piles – all got away from them.

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

If they try burning the tires, the fires burn black, billowy smoke for months not to say how the environment is being polluted. Old tires can be made into floor tiles, roofing and so much more.

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.

Up-cycled Retaining Wall

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Low Scrap Prices – Who’s To Blame?

HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?
We felt the sting in February 2017 with a scrap metal price drop. In October, scrap prices dropped yet again. China’s improved plants and abundant labour force presents itself as very strong competitor in the global market.

Import Taxes

The U.S has already made headway as they are changing the import tax structure to encourage companies to buy U.S. steel and as always the tag-a-long local scrap metal. With higher duty on imports, buying local steel will become more attractive.  The anti-dumping laws slip away as countries like China takes advantage of loopholes to bypass such scrutinies. China is known for their cheap labour. A fact of life. Govt loans and new, modern scrap metal processing plants in China are bolstering their economy.

Carbon steel output for the automobile industry (in China) reaches 800,000 tons in the first six months of this year as domestic demand soars, particularly for new energy vehicles or NEV’s published by chinadaily.com

There is no stopping China’s steel manufacturing and scrap metal processing.

A worker at a waste recycling center. The global downturn affected scrap dealers in China, with weak consumption demand and falling raw material prices. courtesy of chinadaily.com

India is a big buyer of scrap metal. They are also becoming independent in the scrap metal industry. The Indian government try to reduce the purchase of China’s cheaper scrap metal and are encouraging Indians to buy the higher priced local scrap metal to boost their own economy.

Recycling lead from scrap car batteries

CHANCE OF A QUICK TURNAROUND
Scrap metal prices have reached a pretty low ebb. Lower scrap metal prices started to come to the forefront in 2015 and continuing to keep a low profile up to February 2017. From this point, we will begin to slowly improve over the months ahead. In March and April, scrap metal prices went up a smidgen by about $5-$10 a ton. Local prices may vary. It depends on your own local area. Prices are not consistent across the board.

Philadelphia’s Results Mimic The Rest Of The Country

This past October was a disappointment. Another drop of $10-$30/ton. We fell backwards. Recovery takes about 12-18 months to  see meaningful changes. There is no formula except to look at growth or decline in various countries. China is a great force. They have the man power.  The lack of unions and good allocation of resources is a benefit. Their growth has been 400% in some months.  Countries are trying to maintain an even playing field in the global market. It is hard when China has most of the cards.  If it takes roughly 14 months for prices to fall, it stand to reason that it might take 14 months to recover.  It is always good to remember that each supplier (of scrap metal) has a selling point. When their yards fill up, they need to sell to stay in business no matter what price  is set for that day.
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Scrap Yard Beginnings

RECYCLING OLD CARS ~ A GROWING BUSINESS

Model T Ford Truck 1923

When your Model T broke down, you left it at the side of the road as soon as it stopped working. Basically, you would push it off the road and simply leave it there. Everybody did it. Not that long ago (up to early 60’s),  you still found old vehicles abandoned in fields and permanently parked on Any Street in Europe and the rest of the continents.  Sometimes, a car may be reported abandoned, A tow truck would find its way to that rust bucket and swoop it away. It was not unusual to see a broken down car left outside busy city streets for months on end. Shoppers and store owners would pass by the vehicles without a second thought. Day by day, you might see parts of the car missing. Especially, if the car remained idle and exposed for a long time. I have seen pictures of cars with birch trees growing inside the cars, right through the floorboards.

 

Kids Playing On Abandoned Cars

You could not get away with that today. The vehicle would get towed by the city and you would pay the fines at the pound. Generally speaking, people contact a licensed scrap yard or wreckers they find from the Internet. The wreckers will come to your house or shop and tow your vehicle to the scrap yard. People sometimes will leave their car in the driveway for a couple of years until they decide that it’s not worth keeping any longer. Perhaps, they need to hang on to the memories associated with their old car. Or, just too lazy!
IN THE BEGINNING
As soon as appliances and useful items were being manufactured they eventually broke down. You threw them out and bought another  stove or a new set of pots. The junk man would roam the streets collecting junk and bring them to his humble junkyard and make a small living at it.

Sanford And Son: This Is The Big One!

If you were looking for an old radio and could not buy a new one, you would visit the junk yard to see if he had a beat up old radio that still worked.  Junk yards stored old refrigerators, irons, cabinets and anything that was left out on the road or that they could salvage. With old cars, the junk man would tow it into his yard and sell parts to fix other cars. They sometimes sold the old beaters to mechanics who fixed up the cars to become roadworthy again. We have grown to a full recycling business. As fast as the cars run off the assembly line, another assembly line is created. Cars and trucks roll over the scales, get crushed, cubed and ready to make new cars bicycles an other steel products. Whatever you buy, you can be sure that 25% of it was made from recycled steel.

MODEL T 1930-1940

According to the old timers, it was hard to find a farm without several T’s out back in the 30’s and late 40’s. A model T was worth $10-$15 and sometimes as high as $20. These cars were slow compared to the newer models. After a while, farmers would load up the vehicles to the trains to be deposited at the nearest scrap yard.

Detroit Model T’s Ready For The Scrapyard

SCRAP CAR BUSINESS TODAY
Scrap yards are found at the perimeter of most cities since big fields are needed to house the cars. Next, the cars are dissembled by removing the tires, gas tank and batteries. Oils and antifreeze are drained from the vehicle and it is ready for the crusher.Trucking these sardine cans to the processing plant where they are bundles onto cubes or melted into bars, coils and rods of “new” recycled steel.

Scrap Cars: The End Of The Road

After that , they are shipped all over the world or trucked to nearby plants for processing into valuable useful products like a new refrigerators, new car or steel grids. Remember that 25% – 30% of this new steel are reincarnated into brand news cars.

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Sparkle Holiday Ornaments

HOLIDAY CHEER WITH SCRAP METAL ORNAMENTS
I thought I would give you advance notice for holiday decorations this year. It’s a good time to get started decking the halls and spreading the cheer. All you need are some wires, metal scraps, pliers or tools that bend and twist metal.
Last year, we brought you a coca cola Christmas tree. How about star ornaments for your tree.
FUN PROJECTS FOR YOUR KIDS
These coke stars can be single stars or attached together with craft beads or plastic thread. Add glitter for a brilliant star. You can use your own imagination and make your own fun design.

Tools For Christmas Coke Star

For complete instructions please click here–> www.craftster.org
If you use clear glue on the back of the tin, sprinkle red glitter (or another colour you like). This way the ornament will have sparkle. To show you how the glitter sticks to metal, take a look at these mason jar lids. Another fun project for your kids. Easy to make. You can make your kids name using glue and add a different glitter colour to make your child’s name sparkle.

Horse Shoe Xmas Tree

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Rubber Soul

RE-NEW SCRAP TIRES

This is the best industry to reuse rubber tires. Take a look at the many benefits of shredded rubber. Custom made, long-lasting, recycled rubber soles. Get the perfect footing in life. your friends will commend you for your efforts. It’s very “IN” to own anything that is made from recycled material.

Rubber Soul/sole

These sandals have carpet remnants glued on the tire pad for extra comfort. Very luxurious sandals. Don’t you think?
Let’s get practical. Lots of bumpers, mats and safety items are made from recycled rubber.

Recycled Rubber Tires

From this thick slab of recycled rubber, you can get a spongy floor mat to absorb shock and for safety in factories. Costco employees stand on rubber mats. It is easier on the feet and safe. Recycled mats are used at home or in your kitchen. These mats are found at playgrounds, indoor sports or at the office. Interlocking tiles are practical and cost-effective. This carpeting lasts a very long time. They come in many gauges. Long, red carpets for the Oscars or at your retail store. Rubber mats prevent slipping on wet floors or captures dirt, rain or snow. These recycled carpets are rolled out in stores during the wet winter months. Brick shapes or various colours support a variety of uses.
RECYCLED RUBBER MATS
You need to see a few examples of how this recycled rubber is being used. It’s really amazing. Hexagon shapes and many other shapes have a sophisticated look on today’s floor coverings.

Horse Paddocks Using Recycled Rubber Flooring

This bathroom really has a great looking floor made from recycled rubber.

Attractive Texture Recycled Rubber Bathroom Floor

RUBBER SOUL
I had to share this blast from the past. “Rubber Soul” by the one and only Beatles.

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How Much is Scrap Metal Today?

WORLD STEEL/SCRAP METAL FORECAST 2017 – 2018
In order for steel to remain profitable -24%-30% of scrap metal is used in its manufacturing to keep their costs low. Other benefits of using scrap metal is environmental;  striping less iron ore from the mines. Coal is also used to fire the furnaces in the processing of steel. Recycled steel manufacturing that use the new arc furnaces also use less coal that reduces the carbon footprint. Mining coal is still ravaging the environment.

Nucor (scrap metal) Steel Mill

Some plants burn shredded rubber tires in their plants as fuel and in manufacturing steel.Mini mills run according to local supply and demand. If international prices go up, it may take a while before you see changes on the local level. The benefit is that it does prepare you for changes, especially of there is a drop in steel and scrap metal pricing. It will help you prepared for a download trend. Get your magnifying class out. The map below shows production for 2017 and 2018. Note the Mt=million tonnes. The EU growth rate is is 5.2%. In some places you read a growth of 0.4% to 2.3%.  What is surprising is that Asia (China) looks like it’s going to take a big drop in 2018. There is supposed to be a slow down in China to level the playing field.


SCRAP METAL FORECAST 2017-2018
Earlier this year in Jan. 2017, the World Steel Association (Worldsteel), headquartered in Brussels, has released its short-range outlook (SRO)…In 2017, it is forecast that world steel demand will return to growth of 0.4 percent, reaching 1,494 million metric tons. The hope is that NAFTA and EU (European Union) are working on improving the price of scrap metal in conjunction with steel prices. Even though China is still in the forefront. It is hard to compete with cheap labour and low rent.
OCTOBER 2017 publication

So, world steel demand is recovering well, driven largely by cyclical factors rather than structural. The lack of a strong growth engine to replace China and a long-term decline in steel intensity due to technological and environmental factors will continue to weigh on steel demand in the future.” published by the worldsteel.org

Conflict in China and Korea are being repaired with diplomatic visits just last week (Nov 12,2017). It is better to get along, even compromises always results in an all win situation. They know it is mutually beneficial to remain co-operative and defuse any political uproars that may be ensuing.

The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with Liu Yunshan, a Chinese official

IN CONCLUSION
We can only speculate and provide estimated values. Trends in pricing scrap metal are based on political and government situations as much as need for steel and recycled metals in their manufacturing. Thailand and Vietnam are showing greater demand for steel as they are experiencing growth in their countries. India is still being held back by their government to import steel and scrap metal. They are encouraged to buy and process steel/scrap metal locally. Brazil and the rest of South America have low growth numbers for 2018. To take a conservative approach. gwoth in scrap metal and processed steel looks very healthy with an estimated growth of 0.4% up to 3% growth.

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Note: Ferrous METALS are magnetic and iron based. Examples of non-ferrous metals are aluminum, copper and gold. As you know, they are not magnetic. It is a good rule of thumb when you are not sure how to categorize a metal. Take brass for instance. It is metallic but not magnetic. Brass is then categorized as a non-ferrous metal.

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