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Scrap Metal : Steel yourself for change

Jane Gray talks to Nicola Guest, marketing manager at scrap merchant Alchemy Metals about recent changes in scrap dealing regulation and the vast opportunities for manufacturers to reap more value from their scrap.

The UK scrap metal processing industry is officially worth around £5 billion per year. But in fact, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true value in metal scrap that has been used to change hands without trace.

Bad practice is consistent in the sector, both from unregistered and registered dealers and is made easy for those so inclined by out of date legislation and cash transactions.

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