Scrap Industry Professional

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Scrap Industry Professional

Welcome to Scrap Industry Professional - the site specifically aimed at those involved with scrap secondary materials. We cover all aspects of collecting, merchanting and processing of scrap. Ferrous, non-ferrous, electronic and precious metals, paper, plastics, tyres or any other commercially traded secondary material. 

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WasteDumped on Floodplain

Dumper told to remove waste from floodplain at cost of £85,000.

A Devon businessman has been ordered by Exeter Crown Court to spend £85,344 of his own money removing waste he illegally deposited on a floodplain near Cullompton. Tim Manning’s firm deposited more than 4,000 tonnes of waste soil, stone and rubble on More...

Redwave XRF/C for nonferrous metals

One machine, one line, many solutions – metal sorting with the most advanced commercially available sorting solutions from REDWAVE.

As a shredder operator, success is based on keeping your customers happy and your margins as wide as possible. Today much attention is focused on new systems to upgrade the nonferrous product produced. 

Lefort Trax Shear


The Chancellor has announced a new 130% first-year capital allowance for qualifying plant and machinery assets; and a 50% first-year allowance for qualifying special rate assets.

From 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2023, companies investing in qualifying new plant and machinery  More...

Cross Wrap Bale Wrapper

Saalasti Group buy Cross Wrap

Saalasti Group and Cross Wrap today announced that they signed an acquisition agreement under which Saalasti Group has bought 100% of Cross Wrap shares. Saalasti Group is a Finnish, family-owned corporation offering special machinery and services for sustainable processes and industries.  More...

GB SterlingS

The SME Brexit Support Fund could give you up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice, if your business has up to 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover.

These grants are to help small and medium-sized businesses new to importing or exporting.

Applications for the SME Brexit Support Fund will open soon. You cannot apply now, this page will  More...

Sany SMH48WG5 range of material handlers.

Cooper Enter Material Handler Market

Cooper Specialised Handling, the UK’s leading independent port equipment supplier has announced its entry into the mainstream material handler market with the launch of the Sany SMH48WG5 range of material handlers.

Sany, who already supply Cooper SH with a range of mobile port  More...

MacRebur-Plastic Roads

Lockerbie based company that uses plastic in asphalt to expand to USA.

MacRebur based in Lockerbie plans to expand its system that uses end-of-life plastics in asphalt production to the United States of America. The company uses the plastic to enhance and extend the bitumen binder used in asphalt, which it says improves the quality of the road while providing More....

Bunting Overband Magnet

New Stronger ElectroMax-Plus Overband Magnet

The design objective of creating a more compact and powerful electromagnetic Overband Magnet led the Bunting engineering team to develop the new ElectroMax-Plus.

Bunting is one of the world’s leading designers and 

Jonathan Harvey

Experts share tips for tackling plastic pollution in Portsmouth.

Online workshop encourages local people to stamp out avoidable plastic waste.
Behaviour change is the focus of an online plastic pollution workshop being held for Portsmouth communities today (Monday 8 February).

EMR donate to Blackburn Youth

EMR Metal Recycling donates to Blackburn Youth Zone.

Blackburn Youth Zone receives support from local metal recycler, EMR based on Gorse Street, to help support young people affected by the pandemic.
Blackburn Youth Zone offers support to thousands of young people a week, ranging from 5 to 19 years old More...


Sackers commit to gender equality in the workplace.

Sackers Ltd have signed the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Gender Equality Business Pledge set up by Suffolk Business Women.
Suffolk Business Women is a key part of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce. It exists to facilitate the contributions of women 

Toppan Fire Extinguishing Film

Toppan develops fire prevention film for lithium-ion batteries

Applications for rechargeable batteries expanding to such fields as mobile devices and mobility, lithium-ion batteries are becoming more widely used and offering higher power levels. However, this increases the risk of fire-related accidents, not only during use but also after  More....

Electrostatic Separator

Electrostatically Recovering Copper Wire. 

A combination of an ElectroStatic Separator and a Metal Separation Module is enabling the recovery of fine copper and other metals from a waste product at a UK metal recycling company.
The Bunting ElectroStatic Separator, launched earlier in 2020, ....More 


Recycling of end-of-life tyres (ELTs) into secondary raw materials for new tyres.

There was excitement at the BIR Tyres & Rubber Committee webinar on October 15 following a guest presentation on the recycling of end-of-life tyres (ELTs). The presentation covered using secondary raw materials for tyres and other product applications. ...More

Steel Manufacture

Liberty Steel Group has announced that it has made a non-binding indicative offer to acquire the steel activities of Thyssenkrupp Europe.

Liberty Steel Group, part of sustainable industry leader GFG Alliance, has announced that it has made a non-binding indicative offer (NBIO) to acquire the steel activities of Thyssenkrupp.

Richard Taroni

The curios case of a tin stuffed with cash that turned up at H W Taroni, Birmigham.

A brass box stuffed with cash and an important note turned up at Taroni’s of Birmingham. The locked box was found in a 15 tonne pile of scrap brass as it was being sorted at the yard in Aston.

Manager Richard Taroni said: "There was a note inside the box, it said 'for the sick kids'. ....More

Recycling Technologies, a specialist plastic recycling technology

Recycling Technologies, Neste and Unilever combine expertise.

Recycling Technologies, a specialist plastic recycling technology provider; Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel, and a forerunner in drop-in renewable and circular chemical solutions; and Unilever, the consumer goods manufacturer of leading global brands, .....More

Scrap at Portland

Portland Scrap Metal fined for keeping waste vehicles.

Portland Scrap Metal Ltd has been told to pay more than £15,000 for illegally storing end-of-life vehicles.
Weymouth Magistrates Court fined the Dorset firm £9,000 for ignoring several warnings from the Environment Agency telling it to stop the practice and clear all scrap cars from the site. ....More

Shipping Containers

Sri Lanka has sent 21 containers of waste back to the UK. 

The returned shipment was supposed to be mattresses, rugs and carpets which were ready to be recycled. Instead the shipment allegedly included plastic, polythene and some hospital waste. These containers, each of which holds 260 tonnes, were part of a shipment by a private firm .....More

Presona Mega Baler

Presona have nicked named their new baler the "Mega" baler. 

The Presona MP 270MH baler, nicknamed “Mega” is a the most powerful baler in the Presona range. It is ideally suited to recycling and sorting plants or other businesses that bale large quantities of material.
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Apple I Phone

Apple sues recycling firm that 'resold old gadgets'.

Apple is suing a company in Canada it claims resold more than 100,000 devices it sent to be recycled.
The technology giant sent more than 500,000 old iPhones, Watches and iPads to Geep Canada from 2015 to 2017.
But after carrying out an audit in 2018 ....More

Exporting Paper

Vietnam bans import of mixed paper. 

Vietnam, will ban the import of mixed paper from 1st January 2022, This does not appear to affect OCC The country’s prime minister issued a statement Sept. 24 that details new import guidelines for recovered materials. The statement identifies mixed paper by its harmonised commodity code ....More

Electronic Scrap

Remet purchase Yorkshire based Universal Recycling. 

Remet have purchase Universal Recycling after they appointed administrators. The administrators Grant Thornton UK said a sale had been agreed and the business and assets of Portbond Limited and London Wiper Company Limited, trading as Universal Recycling, were purchased as a going concern ....More


Liberty Steel welcomes shadow cabinet ministers to Rotherham to see GREENSTEEL potential.

Liberty Steel UK, part of the GFG Alliance, welcomed Shadow Business Secretary Ed Miliband MP and Shadow Defence Secretary John Healey MP to the company’s Rotherham mill to see how Liberty’s new GREENSTEEL infrastructure products ....More.

Wheeled Bins
fridge Freezers

Fluorinated gases and ozone-depleting substances: how to do business from 1 January 2021. 

The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year. So what will you need to do from 1 January 2021 when Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) will regulate fluorinated greenhouse gases. ......More

Scrap Metal and Plastic

Risk assessments for your environmental permit.

You do not need to do your own risk assessment if you are applying for a standard rules permit and can meet all the requirements for that permit.

The Environment Agency has done generic risk assessments .....More

China Flag

China publishes new standards for non ferrous metals say BIR. 

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) recently reported that China published it’s standards for non ferrous metals as: GB/T38470-2019 - for brass; GB/T38471-2019 - for copper; GB/T38472-2019 - for aluminium alloys.

New Volo's for Commercial Recycling

Commercial Recycling (Southern) Ltd have updated their mobile plant fleet 

Commercial Recycling (Southern) Ltd have updated their mobile plant fleet with new Volvo machines including, for the first time, an EW240E material handler, as part of the company’s ongoing fleet and machinery replenishment ....More

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