Metal recycling decreases the environmental impact of mining by giving an alternative to unrefined ore. Mining activities disrupt natural ecosystems and pollute the surrounding air, water, and soil, hence recycling metal is critical to reducing the visual pollution connected with metal mining.
When metal products are simply thrown away, there is more than a price tag that comes with it. This probably doesn’t come as a shock, but the sacrifice made is the environment.
Many do not understand that when the metals are simply dumped, we risk exposing the environment to the rawest form of these metals. It doesn’t sound like a bad thing until we break it down. Or perhaps more succinctly, “not able to break it down” as it pertains to most metals.
When we fail to recycle these metal components, we risk the exposure of our plants, soil, animals, and water to toxic metal components like europium, cerium, and neodymium.