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Metal Scrap Recycling

Valley Box Company incorporates sustainable business practices into our operations by recycling all metal scrap using Ecko Metals Scrap program. Recycled scrap helps keep air and water cleaner by removing potentially hazardous materials and keeping them out of landfills.

The US EPA calculates the benefits of using scrap steel this way:

  • Energy savings 75%
  • Savings in virgin materials use 90%
  • Reduction in air pollution 86%
  • Reduction in water use 40%
  • Reduction in water pollution 76%
  • Reduction in mining wastes 97%
  • Reduction in consumer wastes 105%

In the U.S. alone, scrap metal processors handle the following approximate quantities of scrap metal annually:

  • 56 million tons of scrap iron and steel
  • 1.5 million tons of scrap copper
  • 2.5 million tons of scrap aluminum
  • 1.3 million tons of scrap lead
  • 300,000 tons of scrap zinc
  • 800,000 tons of stainless steel scrap
Valley Box Green Packaging

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Valley Box follows best "green" practices when it comes to manufacturing and packaging management services.