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Why Recycle?

Steel is the most recycled material on the planet according to American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). What’s interesting is that metals can be recycled over and over again. Their properties do not change.
Why do we recycle metals?

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Metals are valuable materials. We use them to make knives, tools, buildings, farm equipment, cars and bicycles. What would we do without metals? Scrap metal has value, which motivates people to collect it for sale to recycling operations.

In addition to financial incentives, there are environmental needs. The recycling of metals enables us to preserve natural resources while requiring less energy to process than using virgin raw materials.

Manufacturing new steel uses a percentage of recycled steel in making anything new. For example, a car has about 25 percent of its body made from recycled steel.  It must be hard to close down the iron and coal mining companies that have been around for years providing jobs and supporting families.
BENEFITS: Recycling emits less carbon dioxide and other harmful gasses. More importantly, it saves money and allows manufacturing businesses to reduce their production cost. Recycling also creates jobs.

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Metal recycling facts

  • Although almost every kind of metal can be recycled again and again without degradation of properties, currently, only 30 percent of metal is recycled.
  • Nearly 40 percent of worldwide steel production is made using recycled steel.
  • Around 42 percent of crude steel in the United States is made of recycled materials.
  • In the United States alone, around 100 million steel and tin cans are used every day.
  • Steel and iron are the most recycled materials in the world due in part to the opportunity to recover large structures as well as the ease of reprocessing. The use of magnets in the sorting process enables recyclers to easily separate them from the mixed waste stream.
  • Every year, around 400 million tons of metal is recycled worldwide.
  • Currently, the single most recycled consumer product in the U.S. is the aluminum can.
  • Throwing away a single aluminum can waste energy equivalent to the same can filled with gasoline.

HUMMER: 17″ H1 Aluminum Wheels

Aluminum cans may start to fall by the wayside like the copper penny. As long as there is a demand they will keep making aluminum cans. Give it another 10 years –maybe. Plants need to start to phase out the manufacturing of aluminum pop cans. Too expensive! 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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Who remembers the this? — The Purple Almond

I know I said I wasn’t going to post anything until Wednesday, and for the most part that’s true, but… I just turned in the assignment that was due tonight and I am so relieved and happy, that I wanted to share my joy with my blogging family. It was probably the hardest assignment […]

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Tossed and Found

CREATIVE SCRAP ARTISTS
There are so many Scrap Metal Artist today. It is really great to see blooming talent. I believe we will see more artists embrace recycled scrap metal to give us more fantastic artwork in all shapes and sizes. Take a look at some of these great finds. Bend that metal, solder or blow torch the metal creations. Anyone, young and old can do it!
Jack Peart made this device himself so he could bend rusty, old rods into any shape.

Jack Peart making Kokopelli figure. Jack Peart making KOKOPELLI figure: A Hobby You Can Take Up At Any Age.

Jack Pearl Making KOKOPELLI Figure: A hobby you can take up at any age.

Popular Kokopelli figure brings good harvest and fertility.

Popular Kokopelli flute playing mythical figure brings good harvest and fertility.

art_trashONE MAN’S TRASH IS THIS MAN’S TREASURE
Terry Miles looks at a rusty disk or shovel and sees a turkey feather or the curve of a frog’s back. For the last 10 years, Miles has been dabbling with scrap metal ‘outdoor’ art. He doesn’t participate in arts and crafts shows or sell his yard art on the Internet. It’s all about word of mouth. His customers find out about him simply by telling their neighbors and friends. Terry says “I do a lot of trading with people. The old barter system. I  just like making people happy.” He told us that no two items are alike. Lots of my stuff I get from auctions. Old rusty tools, shovels and barrels. People want to throw them out. I draw out a design and then twist and weld my spiders, flamingos and all sorts of lawn art.
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Brian Escher's - Wheels, Gears & Glass

Brian Escher’s – Wheels, Gears & Glass

Velo Gioielli
Recycled bicycle parts are welded together and stained glass is applied to the steel structures. Trending now are mixed media. Scrap metal is the perfect medium to compliment stained glass.
MORE IDEAS…..
Watch this video on combining a plasma torch with a welding tool to make your own garden trellis. To buy a garden trellis starts at $300 and up.

Watch out for the roads. We might be getting snow tonight or tomorrow. DRIVE SAFE!

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Narrow Minded Vehicles

Big Things Come I Small Packages: Lots of cities in Europe, especially Italy have narrow streets. These streets were built long before there were cars. Perfect for narrow cars. Our streets in Canada and the States are not that narrow.  We can still get around with less. The old adage “LESS is MORE! is perfect for the car industry. Many Italian towns get their mail delivered in these yellow vehicles. Italians gave us the Ferrari  and now the are ingenious at finding solutions for providing services to their towns. This picture was taken when I  visited a little town called Bagni di Lucca ( comunity of Tuscany ) in Italy. You can see it from two different angles. yellow_1bb
Other Italian Brands we all remember with great fondness.
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Here are a few more nifty vehicles I saw down the road. Europe is changing along with the economy. How about a mini truck? If it works – go for it! Where I live in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; we have a lot of highway driving with fast transports. These vehicles are not practical. Electric cars and down the road–solar cars seem to be more of a reality. This is one fine example of how to reduce cost and still maintain a high standard of living in Italy.
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Enjoy the Last Days of Summer -extended!
car_scrap_mississaugaPAUL’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.
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Scrap Metal Art Geniuses

Scrap Metal Art has come a long way. Here are a few precious and creative scrap art I found in my travels. Feast your eyes on these crafty creations.
They remind me of some of my relatives. Anyone look familiar to you?
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Recycled Arts Festival will be held at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. Sponsored by the Clark County Department of Environmental Services as a part of their ongoing effort to encourage waste reduction, reuse, recycling and a cleaner environment from thereflector.com

Always something for the kids:
scrap mewtal_stone_art Why don’t you start your own scrap car festival? Vancouver did it really well. Maybe you can get some tips from them or contact them from the link above. Let me know if you do. I will help you advertise your Recycled Arts Festival! If you need more help, I can be part of your team. Call my marketing guru at 416-998-3122 ask for Irma.
CHEVY RESURRECTED
This one won’t take you long to make. How about that! A Chevy bench. Some redneck is drooling at the mouth right now. Now that I look at it again, that could be a table. Okay, how about something to put your tools on to get them off the ground. Use an old tailgate and welded 1″x1″ square tube to the backside of it. Makes a perfect coffee table for a man cave or home! Okay, its a coffee table. A table where you can sit back on your favorite lawn chair and perch your moonshine or ice tea on top of this designer Chevy tailgate table . I am really amazed at some of the ideas that people come up with in scrap art. So cleaver, don’t you think so?
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FROM TRASH TO TREASURE
This is a cute one too, horseshoes and railroad nails. Looks like a pick axe in the middle.
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Global village

Global Village

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The Iron Giant: Scrap Car Art

I just watched an old movie on Netflix: THE IRON GIANT. It is about an friendly metal eating giant who found a smorgasborg of snacks in a scrap yard outside Rockwell, Maine. He was not supposed to eat the scrap “ART” only the rusty old cars.
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The scrap yard was owned by a beatnik (aka hippie) artist. He was not pleased when he caught THE IRON GIANT eating his SCRAP ART. Let’s take a look at some scrap metal art. Here is a cute scrappy dachshund. I particularly like the eyes. They are dials from the dashboard of an old car. Looks like the body was a propane tank or a muffler. How inventive is that? Metals into artwork coincides with scrap metal yards and recycling plants that are common place today.
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Scrap Metal creation by Wenda Vorce
How about these birds chirping in the spring?
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by Helen Denerley sculptor from Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Scrap metal art is more popular today since there is value to scrap metal. Artists have to purchase scrap metal or are lucky and know a scrap yard owner who is generous. The scrap does not stay in the yard for long. Also, scrap metal owners like to compact the scrap cars as soon as possible. With scrap yards running full tilt these days, you will see more scrap artists using Eco friendly metal art.
WHO IS PAUL “SCRAP MAN” HILL?
rust-proofingPAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now or send a text at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
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