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Our Journey Towards Sustainable Metal Recycling

Our Journey Towards Sustainable Metal Recycling

In today's world, sustainability is a pressing concern that affects the metal industry. As the demand for metals continues to grow, the need for sustainable practices in metal processing and recycling becomes increasingly vital. Join me on this blog as we explore the operations of our company, Oran Metal. We are proud to be at the forefront of sustainable metals recycling, working tirelessly to reduce our environmental impact while contributing to the global circular economy.

Oran Metal: Pioneering Sustainable Metal Recycling

At Oran Metal, we're incredibly proud to be an Irish company, with processing sites in Galway, Limerick, and Laois. We've been making waves in the metal recycling industry, and our commitment to sustainability and innovative practices sets us apart as a beacon of responsible metal recycling.

Maximising the Value of End-of-Waste Metals

Our core mission at Oran Metal is to process and prepare end-of-waste metals, ensuring we maximise their value. These metals are then shipped to steel mills, where they become the primary raw material. By producing end-of-waste metals, we play a significant role in resource conservation and reduce the need for extracting raw materials.

The Circular Economy and Recycling

We firmly believe that steel scrap is essential to the circular economy. Recycling to recover valuable materials is a crucial step in maintaining end-of-life metal circularity. For example, metals from processed end-of-life vehicles are used to manufacture new cars, reducing the pressure on natural resources.

Sustainability Management Program

In 2018, we embarked on a sustainability management program that completely transformed our operations. We replaced old, less sustainable equipment with modern, eco-friendly alternatives. This transformation extends to changes in fuel consumption, energy audits, and the use of alternative fuels in our vehicles.

Exceptional Collection Services

One of our standout features is our scrap metal collection service. We can handle everything from oversized loads to smaller quantities of scrap. Our collection fleet is equipped to accommodate various types of non-ferrous metals, such as lead, copper, zinc, aluminium, cobalt, and carbide.

Compliance with Environmental Regulations

At Oran Metal, we take environmental regulations very seriously. We hold a national waste collection permit, enabling us to collect secondary metals nationwide. All our processing sites are fully permitted by local county councils, with one site even holding an EPA license to process secondary metals.

Efficient Processing Methods

Our processing sites are equipped with state-of-the-art machinery designed for compression, baling, shearing, cutting, shredding, and granulating metals. These processes yield clean, dense, segregated metal fractions ready for smelting.

Eco-Friendly Shipping

We export our secondary metals to international markets, shipping materials in bulk to reduce transportation emissions. We use our material handler cranes to load ships, ensuring that our end-of-waste materials reach smelters in Europe or are transshipped to deep-sea destinations efficiently.

Reducing Carbon Emissions

We've significantly reduced our carbon emissions by employing electric motors and advanced machinery. Our transition from high CO2-emitting engines to efficient electric motors in our primary shredder is a testament to our commitment to environmental responsibility.

A Sustainable Future of Metal Recycling

In conclusion, Oran Metal exemplifies the positive impact a company can have on sustainability within its industry. By efficiently recovering and recycling end-of-life metals, we are helping to prevent resource depletion, minimise the impacts of climate change, and pave the way for a more sustainable future. Oran

Metal Group's dedication to the circular economy and responsible metal recycling reflects our commitment to preserving our Earth's natural resources for future generations.

Thank you for joining us on this journey through Oran Metal's sustainable metal recycling practices. Together, we can all play a part in shaping a greener, more sustainable world.


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