Leeds City located in West Yorkshire, northern England, is just 310 kilometers north-west of London. The first reference to the settlement has been discovered in the Domesday Book, which saw the light of the day in the far 1098, while the status of a city has been granted to Leeds in 1207. As industrial revolution marched in the kingdom, Leeds enjoyed an impressive portion of economic benefits, reflected in the population rise: from 10k in the late 17 century to 30k at the end of the 18; the year of 1840 mentions a record of 150,000 population.

A major reason for the rapid growth consisted in the city’s transportation geographical position and transportation capabilities, which contributed to the city flourishing. Due to the development of the transport network on the River Ayr in 1699 (which provided links with continental Europe), the construction of Leeds – Liverpool Canal (which linked the region with the West Coast of the UK) and the railroad system in 1848, the city attracted considerable funds for its further development. Therefore, in the nineteenth century up to half of British exports passed through Leeds.

Nowadays the heart of Yorkshire is a bustling city with lots of shopping malls, well-preserved Edwardian buildings, numerous nightclubs and bars. There are dozens of hotels in Leeds to choose from: whether you are running on a tight budget or looking to make the most of your trip, Leeds hotels selection has always something for everyone to offer. Mentioned below is the list of must-see attractions.

  • Royal Arsenal. The museum reflects the themes of war, knightly tournaments and hunting
  • Municipal Art Gallery that houses a rich collection of art dated by XX century
  • Kirkstall Abbey Museum
  • Harewood House
  • Medical Museum Tucker
  • Tropical World (one of the UK’s largest greenhouses)

Doubtlessly, the use of scrap metals sharply reduces operational expenses: while the cost of metal is reduced by eliminating the costs of implementing the preceding operations preparation of raw materials and smelting. In general, the capital intensity of using recycled metals is lower than the one from ore.

Energy saving issue in the production of metals represents particular importance in the context of the energy crisis, as most metals are obtained using energy-intensive metallurgical or electrochemical processes. Therefore, a scrap metal dealer involved in processing scrap metal can reduce energy consumption for aluminum by 94%, 83% for copper, 78% for zinc, 74% for steel and 64% for lead.

Currently, almost 100 % of steel, zinc, lead, magnesium, copper, silver and gold as well as 30-60 % of other metals is processed by scrap metal enterprises. Taking into consideration the technological imperfections and a huge field for improvement in scrap metal processing industry, this metallurgical branch will hold its positions tightly for long years to come.

Mentioned below are the main incentives and benefits of all the scrap metal types:

  • A reduced need in natural resources extraction (which are seriously depleted by now)
  • A broad range of environmental improvements
  • A considerable reduction of fuel consumption needed to acquire raw materials
  • A decrease in global metals scattering and dispersion

As noted above, the reuse of metals and alloys can be defined as recycling, since virtually the same metal can be used in production up to 100 times; and the fact is underlined taking into account the that metallurgical enterprises typically adopt direct recovery (meaning that the metals are returned for recycling within the workshop of the factory).