An inspiration with a story to tell!

  Eleanor travels several kilometres along Waterloo Corner Road on her electric cart to deliver bottles and cans to Burton recycler AAA Recycling.   She arrives with a smile, no matter the weather and always leaves the team at AAA Recycling smiling when she leaves.   Eleanor is a great lady who loves to chat with one and all, never…

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Car batteries recycled into solar cells

Researchers from MIT have developed a system which recycles materials from discarded car batteries into long-lasting perovskite solar panels, thus solving several environmental issues at once. So by having car batteries recycled in this way, manufacturers could divert toxic material from landfills and re-use it in photovoltaic panels. This is particularly important as more efficient…

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Bioplastics – the future of plastic

What are the advantages of bioplastic products? Biobased plastics help reduce the dependency on limited fossil resources, which are expected to become significantly more expensive in the coming decades. Slowly depleted fossil resources are being gradually substituted with renewable resources. These renewable resources are currently predominantly annual crops (such as corn and sugar beet) or…

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The differences between ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal

Scrap Metal fact: Ferrous metals and alloys contain iron; non-ferrous materials do not. There are several other factors that differentiate the two…. The characteristics of ferrous metals Ferrous metals include mild steel, carbon steel, stainless steel, cast iron, and wrought iron. These metals are primarily used for their tensile strength and durability, especially mild steel…

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