Environmental

National Salvage Environmental Policy

We believe that NATIONAL SALVAGE LTD. will succeed in the long term only if we operate with the utmost respect for the common interest of the present and future generations.  This means we must not only comply with the laws but also conduct  business consistent with sustainable development principals.  At the same time, we must take into account the views and opinions of our local, provincial and federal stakeholders.  We are committed to the protection of the environmental, human health and well being, to the mitigation of climate change and the conservation of nature.  Our objective is to ensure the continued improvement of our environmental performance.  We aim to use energy and natural resources more efficiently, minimize the production of waste, harmful air emissions, and water discharges while seeking ways to preserve heritage, landscape, and biological diversity.

 

DID YOU KNOW

Scrap recycling offers real sustainable solutions for balancing economic growth and environmental stewardship.  Together our efforts have diverted over 35,620,000lbs of metal scrap from local landfills in 2015.  Great work!  By just recycling just one car we can save 8,811lbs of greenhouse gas emissions from getting into our air.  In 2015 our community was able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by (CO2 equivalent) over 5.6 Million lbs. in cars alone.  Because it takes so much more energy and resources to make new steel, copper, aluminum or brass it is vital to our environment that we continue this trend and strive to reuse/recycle what we can.  National Salvage aspires too recycle anything and everything that comes in our yard whether it is oil, antifreeze, batteries or mercury switches everything gets recycled or disposed of through proper venues.  Have a look at some other recycling facts and the impact it has have on the environment!

There are roughly 350,000 alum cans made every minute.  In one day 504 million cans go into the market.  If we recycle one can we save enough energy to run a TV for three hours, if we recycle that’s 1.5billion couch potato hours every day.   In fact it takes 95% less energy to make aluminum from  recycled cans than from raw bauxite ore.  Another fantastic fact about aluminum is it can be recycled infinity times without losing any of its properties.

Steel is the most recycled material in the world, and because like all non-renewable resources it stamps the importance of sustaining what we have.  Last year alone in North America by recycling we saved enough energy to power 22million households for a year.  When a ton of metal is recycled it saves 2,500lbs of iron ore, 1,400lbs of coal and 120lbs of limestone.  That does not include the man hours and environmental impact when mining these materials.  Steel has greatly improved in strength and longevity, in fact when the Golden Gate Bridge was built it took 83,000tons of steel to build. Today it would only take half as much.