Metals, apart from being a non-renewable resource, have the ability to be recycled indefinitely without losing any of their important properties. Llorens|gmr in their treatment plant work to avoid the disposal of metals in landfills due to the enormous impact on the ecosystem.
The metallic waste during its treatment goes through several phases where it is separated and classified according to its nature.
Metallic waste is classified into ferrous and non-ferrous.
The ferrous residues are mainly iron and steel. These wastes are highly valued for recycling, since they save, on the one hand, a large amount of energy compared to production from mineral and, on the other, a significant amount of water.
As for non-ferrous materials, there is a wide range of materials such as aluminum, copper, magnesium, lead, tin and zinc, of which aluminum is the most recycled material. These wastes have a great economic value, since their recovery saves large amounts of raw materials which, in this case, have a high price and are also difficult to extract.
Llorens|gmr carries out a scrupulous segregation of all scrap to later supply it to the iron and steel industries and foundries, which melt, refine and convert it into new metal.