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Metal Recycling: An Overview

Metal that isn’t recycled usually ends up in landfills, which can harm our environment and destroy natural habitats. We should all be striving to keep hazardous materials such as mercury and lead out of landfills. This prevents these harmful materials from leaching into the surrounding ecosystem.
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Recycling and the Pursuit of a Circular Economy

The goals of a circular economy are to use less, waste less, and remain profitable. People, companies, organizations and governments are focusing on changing the way we do things so we use less, throw less away and regenerate more naturally.
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How to Stay Safe While Visiting a Scrap Recycling Center

Whether it’s your first time visiting a Cohen Recycling Center to sell your scrap metal, or you’ve been coming for years, there’s never a bad time to brush up on basic scrapyard safety. Learn the do’s and don’ts for visiting our facilities.
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The Unexpected Story of How Nickel Got Its Name

Learn about the mythological origins of this non-ferrous metal, commonly used for plating, and more about its history and value.
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How Long Can Coronavirus Stay on Scrap Metal and Other Surfaces?

It is possible to contract coronavirus by touching a contaminated surface and then touching one’s face. This includes common scrap materials. Find out how long the virus is known to last on various materials and what you can do to continue scrapping safely.
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Interview with a Cohen Scrap Buyer: Recycling for the Future

We sat down with Justin Noble, a buyer on Cohen's commercial scrap management team, for his perspective on the role of recycling in handing off a better planet than we were given and what inspires him about recycling.
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The Puzzle of Plastics Recycling, By the Numbers

Learning and understanding these seven plastic recycling codes makes it easier to know which products are safe to recycle and which ones are not. It's not as self-explanatory as the little green arrows might make it seem. Brush up on your plastic recycling codes:
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2020 Pandemic: Aluminum Can Industry Faces Increased Demand, Supply Chain Delays

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic brought disruptions to international supply chains and sudden shifts in consumer shopping behavior, including a huge surge in demand for canned beverages to drink at home. Can makers can't keep up.
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What is Swarf? Recycling Your Machining Scrap for Cash

Getting into the habit of selling the recyclable scrap that results from machining creates an excellent incentive for keeping your shop as clean, neat and efficient as possible.
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Is There Really a Lot of Gold in Electronics? E-Waste Facts and Myths

You may have heard that there's gold, silver, and other precious metals in electronics, which should mean they're worth money, right? Well, yes and no. Learn why e-waste recycling isn't quite the "goldmine" it's thought to be, and why it's still worth it.

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