Lead is an easy material to recycle! Lead is a corrosion-resistant, dense and fairly soft mineral that has been in use for over 5,000 years. It is a nonferrous metal, which means it can be re-melted and reused by man an infinite number of times.
Over 50% of lead consumed is derived from recycled or reused material, and it is estimated that at least 85% of lead consumed could potentially be recycled.
Producing lead from ore, the naturally occurring solid material found in the earth, requires much more energy than producing recycled lead. (Recycling lead requires 35-40% of the energy needed to produce lead from ore.) Using recycled lead results in less solid waste, uses less energy and reduces the consumption of mineral resources.
About 1.2 million metric tons of lead is recycled in the United States every year. (A metric ton is about 2,200 pounds.)
Here at Medi-Ray, if you bring us your used Medi-Ray lead products, we will recycle them for you.
We’ve been developing this environmentally sound, recycling capability for over thirty years. This is one reason that Medi-Ray Inc has become a leader in ecologically compliant operations, in safeguarding the public, in guaranteeing the proper handling of used lead products and making it cost effective for our customers.
Medi-Ray – Leader in Lead Technology