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Our planet’s raw materials will not last forever. Handling them responsibly is, therefore, one of the greatest challenges of our times. This is particularly true for countries that have few natural resources of their own – countries such as Germany. There is plenty of proof around showing that recycling is key to overcoming this challenge: recovering ferrous and non-ferrous metals for reuse enables industrial businesses to be supplied with recycled raw materials in a conflict-free environment. With absolutely no loss in quality. Again and again and again.
Primary raw materials still tend to be used in industrial production processes even though mining has a hugely negative impact on the environment and far more energy has to be consumed to process them. Using scrap metal to produce steel considerably reduces energy consumption (compared to primary raw materials) which also means far fewer emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases which are so damaging to our climate. What’s more, systematically recovering, processing and returning metals to production cycles makes businesses less dependent on the primary raw material markets. By combining mechanical shredding processes with computer-controlled separation technology, it is possible to supply high purity recycled metals, prevent downcycling and provide the industrial sector with high quality recycled raw materials.
Discussions need to be held with metal processors so that metal life cycles can be closed effectively and sustainably. At the end of the day, it is only possible to offer appropriate recycling solutions and close material cycles if recyclers really understand how products are made and exactly what is needed. Why? Because recycling begins with product development. TSR Recycling is the leading ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling business in Europe. The company, which is part of the REMONDIS Group, has over 120 years’ experience of its industry and employs approx. 2,500 employees at 140 locations around the world. Moreover, it is becoming apparent that key metallurgical know-how is disappearing in countries such as Germany whilst other states, e.g. China, are making deliberate efforts to grow their knowledge in this area. Recycling can help solve this problem as well.
TSR Recycling’s extensive network of business locations stretches across Europe, Russia and China. All in all, it has 140 business locations in Europe