Scrap metal recycling has become a major industry within America over the last century. Scrap metal recycling provides more sustainable practices for commercial, manufacturing, and industrial markets as an efficient way to source usable metal for new applications.
The Need for Industrial Recycling Practices
Recycling in the United States is an important process. In general, the average person creates over four pounds of trash daily, totaling close to 1.5 tons of solid waste per year. The EPA estimates that over 75% of waste is recyclable, yet we only recycle about 30%. There is a significant opportunity for businesses and individuals to take a hard look at their waste management processes and find ways to improve their efforts.
The EPA also reports that on an individual level, over 87% of Americans have access to a curb-side recycling service or drop-off recycling program. However, this is not enough. Even greater results can come from commercial and industrial recycling efforts. Does your company have a responsible waste management or scrap metal management program in place?
Is Your Scrap Metal Management Process Optimized?
Even if you have a scrap metal management program in place, there are always opportunities for improvement. How long has it been since you reviewed your procedures, goals, and results? Technology brings new ideas and best practices on a continual basis, so it is imperative that businesses stay up to date with these new practices to ensure their scrap metal management process is as efficient, cost-effective, and responsible as it can be.
At Ferrous Processing & Trading, our trained team of experts can work with you and your company to observe your current practices for opportunities or to develop an entirely new scrap metal management system that is reliable, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective. For example, the removal of scrap metals from industrial facilities may pose many environmental risks and liabilities for both the scrap producer and the processor. All of our facilities at FPT are designed and operated to minimize or eliminate these risks and liabilities. From the facility environment to the processing techniques, to the transportation methods, each piece is examined for safety and efficiency.
Additionally, at FPT, our breadth of experience in manufacturing and industrial applications enable us to match the particulars of your scrap metal production or consuming needs to an appropriate and effective plan of action.
About Ferrous Processing & Trading
Ferrous Processing & Trading is one of North America’s premier processors, sellers, and recyclers of scrap metals of all kinds. They are supported by the unique skills and experience of the management, commercial, and operations teams. Their ownership assures both financial strength and a deep commitment to the industry and their customers. FPT’s reputation is built on the core values of integrity, expertise, responsiveness, and creativity in the scrap metal recycling industry.
Ferrous Processing & Trading is a key supplier to the metals industry of North America. They are also a major scrap metals management company for the U.S. auto industry. From every stage of the metal recycling process from the assembly line to the used parts pile then through the scrap processing yard and into the furnace, FPT has the right answers for handling and marketing metal.
Ferrous Processing & Trading
3400 E. Lafayette
Detroit, MI 48207