Metal Scraps has 2 main sources.
One of it, is a scrap produced from factories through the process of manufacturing, chips and shavings of metals are separated then collected in each materials, which is relatively easily recycled.
The other, is a scrap collected as a end-of-use products, and is a complex composite of different materials difficult to be recycled.
Why are these difficult to be recycled?
This is because, these complex scraps needs prior separation of materials before being recycled, (eg. Iron, Aluminium, Copper, Plastics) and the separation process requires time and labour costs.
In Japan for example, for a long time, these complex scraps were shipped out to China to be processed with cheaper labour costs.
However, the method of processing in China caused huge environmental pollution, both Japanese, and Chinese government announced a major restriction regarding shipments of metal scraps.
Now that all scraps cannot simply be shipped out of the country, Japan now needs to process all metal scraps with responsibility.
As a lot of you reading this may already know, Japan wasn’t the only country relying on China for metal scrap recycling, method to recycle the scraps composed of various materials are strongly desired all over the world.
Right now however, these valuable scraps are largely being treated as wastes, it is landfilled/incinerated across the word, these scraps definitely aren’t being recycled appropriately to say the least.
URBAN RIG can also be useful resolving the recycling problems surrounding the metal scrap industries.
Types of metal scraps Urban Rig can process.
By using the URBAN RIG, all sorts of metal scraps combined with different materials can be treated (recycled/reused) efficiently, and environmentally safe.
- Examples of things URBAN RIG can process
Stabilizers (eg. for lamps) AC adapter Relay box Power Junction Block Circuit breakers, Switch
URBAN RIG can also process plastic wastes produced through the process of metal scrap recycling ( eg. resin waste collected after the copper nuggets processing), to reduce waste volume, resulting in reduction of disposal through landfills/incineration.
Merit of introducing the URBAN RIG in the metal scrap industry
URBAN RIG is an original, and innovative technology, winning the “Zero Marine waste award 2019” co-administrated by the Japanese ministry of environment and the Nippon foundation, initially designed to process industrial wastes.
Though, through the use of URBAN RIG, it turned out this technology is also beneficial for the metal scrap recycling industry, allowing to extract valuable metals from mixed condition, rather than it being single used and disposed.
What URBAN RIG can do
Extract metals mixed/combined/covered with resin material Various materials can be inputted in one go Reduces the volume of the waste Reduces the cost of processing industrial wastes Can treat materials having difficulty processing Environmentally friendly Can re-use the fuel oil *Varies depending on the inputted items