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Hello, I am Evan Nadal. When I first started recycling, we placed each of the materials in separate bins. Sometimes, separate trucks would come pick up the cardboard, glass and plastic materials. Today, we can simply place all of the items in a single bin for the truck to pick up each week. The materials are automatically sorted at the facility. After the preparation and processing procedure, the new materials are shipped out to manufacturers that create new packaging and products from those supplies. I want to explore the recycling process from beginning to end on this site. I will talk about manufacturing with recycled materials as well. Please visit my site daily to learn more.


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Why Copper Wire Is A Hot Commodity

by Eleanor Holland

Buying gold and silver; that makes sense. Buying aluminum, okay, maybe because people use so much of it. Yet, when you hear that there are copper wire buyers, you might be wondering just what this world is coming to. Here are some reasons why copper is suddenly a very hot commodity and why you might want to jump in on this trend to make some money yourself.

Copper Is Replacing All Pipes

As more and more homes get older, more and more plumbing has to be replaced. Any home built before 1970 may have lead pipes in it, which have to be replaced now that lead pipes have been outlawed because of the dangers they represent. What is replacing the lead pipes is either copper or plastic (PVC). Most people choose the copper—even though it is more expensive—because copper will last much longer than the PVC pipes. As such, the demand for copper is higher. Anyone who can scrounge up enough copper to recycle can make some decent money doing so.

Copper Is Used in Electronics

Copper has long been used in electronics and electrical products. Many old computers are recycled for three things: copper, gold, and silicate. The copper is then used to make new computer components, as well as several electrical components in other electronic and electrical products. It is especially common for the use of copper wiring, which conducts electricity very well.

Copper Is Needed for the Production of Coins 

Despite the fact that the American penny is no longer one-hundred-percent copper, it does not mean that the U.S. Treasury does not need copper. In fact, the government mints need more because they cannot get the copper they need from the usual resources and because they are in competition with many other companies who are buying up copper just as fast as it comes in. Some of the copper is harvested from old pennies that the treasury recycles, but it still needs more copper. 

The Price of Copper Is Rising to Meet Demands

If you get into buying and selling copper, you will find that the price of copper is rising to meet the demands and needs for it. That is good news for anyone that can extract enough copper from different sources to sell it. There are also specific metal recycling companies looking to buy copper that will advertise what they will pay for your copper horde.