How Recycling has Changed Through the Ages

Today, luckily, individuals and businesses are a lot more conscious of the ethical importance of recycling and thus are more inclined to do it. Here at Maxilead, recycling is in our blood and we are ever advocates of how important it is to recycle your scrap metal (alongside other materials).

Recycling has been around for ages but has only really come to prominence within the past 10 years or so and is since a booming industry with thousands of individuals and organisations sending tonnes of various items to recycling every year. Scrap metal is one of the biggest players in the recycling industry and rightly so. But how has recycling changes through the ages, and more over the last decade or so?

Why is recycling so popular nowadays?

Recycling is something that is really pushed for in modern day life, to the point that discarding of recyclable materials through other means almost becomes grieving. But how did this attitude come to prominence?

  • Recycling evidences a company as being ethically aware and setting standards amongst its competitors
  • For those with an ethical conscious, recycling greatly benefits the environment
  • Recycling means there are more materials at our disposal and the ability to reuse them means we’ll never run out
  • You can actually sell your recyclable metals, Maxilead buy both ferrous and non ferrous metals

How has recycling changed through the ages?

For one, there’s a much bigger market for recycled materials nowadays. Just a decade ago recycling was considered more of a charitable act, now, not only is it much more expected but is also a way of generating income for organisations wishing to dispose of large amounts of materials.

More can be recycled now than ever before, including a wide variety of metals, plastics, ceramics and glass meaning there really is no excuse to dispose of your waste materials in the right way. Not sure whether your metal can be recycled? Check with us.  

There are a wider variety of services available for those wanting to recycle, no longer do you have to drive to the nearest recycling plant to dispose of your materials. Here at Maxilead, we can arrange to come to you and collect your metal for you as part of our bespoke service.

Your materials can travel worldwide, exports are higher than ever to destinations all over the world who buy and recycle scrap material – especially metals. Maxilead exports worldwide, but some of our most popular destinations for our metals are:

  • Europe
  • The Middle East
  • South East Asia
  • America

Inspired to recycle, knowing it is easier than ever before to do so? Get in touch with Maxilead to start your recycling journey today, or browse our site to find out more about what we do and the process of recycling.