At Simprint we’re helping build a better world, by recycling our paper, plastic and metal products. We disassemble end of life, production printers and associated paper processing equipment weekly. We encourage collection and recycling of our products at the end of their lifetime.
Metal Recycling Saves Energy and Natural Resources
Recycling scrap metal reduces the substantial amounts of greenhouse gas emissions produced during the various smelting and processing operations used when making metal from virgin ore.
At the same time, the amount of energy used is also much smaller. Energy savings using various recycled metals compared to virgin ore is up to:
92 percent for aluminum
90 percent for copper
56 percent for steel
These savings are significant, especially when scaled up to large production capacities. Indeed, according to the U.S.Geological Survey, 60% of steel production comes directly from recycled iron and steel scrap.
Metal recycling also conserves natural resources. Recycling one ton of steel conserves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone. Water is also used in great quantities in the manufacturing of many metals.
Simprint and other companies know how important recycling metal and other renewable products are to the environment. We are pursuing pollution, energy and resource conservation and are committed to help maintain a sustainable future for generations to come.