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
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.
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.
What scrap metal is
145 million tons of scrap metal are processed into raw material all over the world II.
What it is recycled for
Parts for automotive industry
Steel for manufacturing industrial equipment
Materials for construction and building
Using recycled materials is good for the environment and reduces manufacturing costs. III.
The Monetary value
$65 billion dollar industry
What its worth at a local level
What is worth as a business
Scrap is not waste
It is a commodity with monetary value
Is an important part of the U.S. and global economy
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Ahmed, Rahib. What happened to the World Trade Center (WTC) Scrap? 09/10/2006. October 23, 2007. http://www.indianraj.com/2006/09/what_happened_to_world_trade_c.html
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