Artesia Metals, Inc. is committed to our responsibility in the scrap metal industry, minimizing our impact on the environment and protecting our precious natural resources for future generations.
Artesia Metals, Inc. manages and promotes environmental responsibility by:
- Pursuing improvement in our performance.
- Applying best environmental practice principles to our services.
- Complying with and exceeding all environmental regulations.
- Always looking for ways to improve what we do.
Our world would be very different if everyone were committed to recycling. Recycling can significantly decrease the pressure we place on our environment by the proper disposal of the products used in transportation, housing, food, entertainment, and work. Although this may not be 100% reasonable, it is the priority of Artesia Metals to constantly work for a better and healthier community.
Recycling scrap metals plays a significant role in reducing energy required to manufacture metals. For example, by using recycled aluminum, less than one-tenth the energy is required compared to processing with bauxite and alumina. Approximately 40% of the copper used each year comes from recycled scrap for energy savings of 87%. Roughly half of the lead used each year is from recycled scrap, at an energy saving of more than 60%.
In addition to energy savings, we reduce the amount of raw materials required to meet our needs. Recycling also contributes to the reduction of harmful environmental side effects associated with the manufacturing of metals. Recycling reduces the environmentally harmful oxides which are by-products during the initial chemical manufacturing of ore to metals.