Hear us out: What if we thought about waste as a resource, instead of a cost?

We know it sounds a bit strange at first. But at Globe Metal, turning waste into usable resources is kind of our thing. We take materials that would otherwise be considered waste, and turn them into something useful- locally, and globally, through our vast network of international partners.

That’s because we believe strongly in the circular economy – a model of production and consumption that involves reusing, repurposing, and recycling existing materials as long as possible, extending their lifecycle, and reducing our environmental footprint.

What’s the alternative to a circular economy? 

A more typical production and consumption model extracts, makes use of, and then disposes of materials and resources, and is often referred to as a linear economy – moving in a straight line, from resource extraction to waste disposal. The problem is, over time, a linear economy puts immeasurable pressure on our planet, communities, our collective health, and finances. It’s simply not sustainable.

In a circular economy, nothing is waste. We retain and recover as much value as possible from the resources we have, by reusing, repairing, repurposing, or recycling.

It’s about using our resources wisely, even thinking about waste as a resource instead of a cost, and discovering innovative ways to improve the environment and the economy in the process. Everybody wins, even the planet.

How you can contribute to the circular economy

The neat thing about a circular economy is that you don’t have to be a business to partake in it. The same principles can be applied to individuals or households, in an effort to cut waste and save money by reusing or repairing items, or by taking advantage of sharing services like tool libraries, car shares, etc.

Though of course, supporting companies that directly contribute to a circular economy model is also an excellent way to make a difference. 

For over 40 years, extracting new value for our business partners has been our raison d’être. 

Whether buying or reselling metal, we’ve met the challenges of the industry through innovative recovery techniques, commitment to customer relations and an experienced staff. We help our customers save money and build alternate revenue streams from their scrap through competitive pricing, direct access to the metals marketplace, and consultations on how to handle scrap metal in the most economical and environmentally friendly ways possible.

Additional fun fact: We are actually ISO-certified. Our modern, fully paved plant in Montreal enables us to process scrap metal in line with the highest standards. Hazmat-compliant in every state in the United States, we pay the utmost care to the environment while offering the best price for your scrap metal.

All this to say, if you’re looking to buy or sell scrap metal of almost any kind, we know just what to do with it. Contact us today and let’s chat about how you can help contribute to the circular economy.