Apr04
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Zinc

Birmingham Recycle USA, Inc. Providing Zinc Recycling Services

Zinc is recycled at all stages of production and use, including scrap that arises during the production of galvanized steel sheet, scrap generated during manufacturing and installation processes and from end-of-life products. The presence of zinc coating on steel does not affect steel’s recyclability, and all types of zinc-coated products are recyclable. Similarly, the presence of zinc in alloys does not affect its recyclability; the alloys are remelted and used to manufacture new products of the same alloy.
Zinc is recycled at all stages of production and use – for example, from scrap that arises during the production of galvanized steel sheet, from scrap generated during manufacturing and installation processes, and from end-of-life products.

Zinc Recycling: Material Supply

This fact sheet explains the material supply for zinc metal, including how much zinc is currently in use, how much is in production, how much of the zinc in use is recycled, and estimates of world zinc reserves.

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Apr04
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Neon Transformers

Birmingham Recycle USA, Inc. Providing Neon Transformers Recycling Services

Neon signs get their vibrant colors from the gases that fill the glass tubes. Argon, neon and helium are some of the gases that are used, depending on the color of the sign. Although the quantities of these gases found in signs are not harmful, many neon signs contain mercury which is classified as hazardous waste by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Special precautions need to be taken when disposing of neon lights. If you wish to dispose of a neon light, whether broken or intact, you need to use caution and dispose of the lights responsibly.

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