Scrap metal can be optimally and endlessly recycled
Scarcity of raw materials has been a growing global problem for many years. This is partly due to population growth and increasing prosperity. Raw materials, such as metals, are used en masse to produce products, machines and packaging. The use of materials has therefore increased by almost 18% between 2000 and 2018. In particular, the demand for easily extractable raw materials is increasing enormously.
Fortunately, scrap metal can be optimally and endlessly recycled. This is therefore necessary to limit the scarcity of these raw materials. Dutch waste production per inhabitant may have decreased in recent years, but the ratio per inhabitant is still high. Especially compared to other countries. However, the Netherlands is also one of the countries in Europe where the most recycling takes place.
However, the Netherlands is also one of the countries in Europe where the most recycling takes place. Not surprising since recycling also yields something in some cases. Because metals are important raw materials, you receive compensation for them. Recycling scrap metals is therefore not only good for the environment, but also for your wallet.