Scrap Metal

Topics: World Trade Center, United States, Waste management Pages: 2 (312 words) Published: April 14, 2008
Scrap Metal
To Inform
To inform my audience that scrap is a commodity often confused with waste. Scrap has monetary value making up one of the largest exports of the United States. Introduction
I.Scrap is a $65 billion dollar industry in the United States. The U.S exports $15.7 billion to other countries. II. While this is a global industry it all starts with local entrepreneurs like me. III.Scrap is everything that we throw away that can be recycled and used to make new products. IV. Scrap is not waste. It have a monetary value.

V.I will explain to my audience how the scrap business starts with local people and becomes a billion dollar industry. Now I will talk about what scrap is.
I. What scrap metal is
b.Auto parts
c.Industrial equipment
145 million tons of scrap metal are processed into raw material all over the world II.What it is recycled for
a.Parts for automotive industry
b.Steel for manufacturing industrial equipment
c.Materials for construction and building
Using recycled materials is good for the environment and reduces manufacturing costs. III.The Monetary value
a.$65 billion dollar industry
b.What its worth at a local level
c.What is worth as a business
i.Small business
ii.Mid-level business
I.Scrap is not waste
II.It is a commodity with monetary value
III.Is an important part of the U.S. and global economy


Wikipedia. Scrap. October 23, 2007. Meyers, Lawrence. There’s Gold in Scrap Metal. 2005. October 23, 2007.

Ahmed, Rahib. What happened to the World Trade Center (WTC) Scrap? 09/10/2006. October 23, 2007.
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