Category: Environment

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Collecting scrap metal in Manchester

Another case of illegal scrap metal dealing on the streets of Manchester and we’re left scratching our heads. Is it really worth the risk to operate without a license?   Here are the facts The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 saw the government revise the previous legislation to crack down on rogue traders. From October […]

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68% of Brits Missing Out on Scrap Metal Money

Metal recycling centre EMR carried out a survey, via YouGov, which showed only 32% of people in the UK are selling their scrap metal to merchants. Although a lot of our scrap metal here at Singleton’s comes from trade and manufacturing, there’s a huge opportunity for more members of the public to earn some extra […]

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Helping the Environment by Recycling Scrap Metal at Home

At Singletons, we play a small-but-essential part in the UK’s recycling industry. Alongside hundreds of other scrap metal dealers, both large and small, we contribute a significant amount to both the UK and EU’s environmental targets. Recycled scrap plays a major role in copper, aluminium, steel and stainless steel production. Stats from the British Metals Recycling […]

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Working with Scrap Metal Safely

We all love a bit of scrap metal art, and it’s become a really popular style over the years. Creating something intricate and powerful out of recycled scrap seems to just push a lot of the right buttons – and it’s been the form of some high-profile projects. Artists, crafters and makers are using scrap […]

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How Will the Diesel Scrappage Scheme Affect Car Owners?

Concerns about air quality have triggered a consultation into how to reduce the UK’s pollution to meet EU regulations. One recommended option was to offer incentives to scrap older diesel cars. How will this happen?   Why have diesel cars have been targeted? Since 1992/3, allowable emissions from vehicles has been steadily reduced under EU […]

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Scrap Metal Recycling

How Recycling Scrap Metal Benefits The Environment

There are many benefits to recycling scrap metal, including the potential to earn you some extra cash, or even open up a lucrative additional income stream in your business. Of course, it’s not just the potential to make money that makes recycling your scrap metal such an attractive proposition. Trading metal in at your local […]

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