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What Happens to Your Metal?

Videos demonstrating key processes carried out by Sims Metal Management in the UK.

Animation: The Metal Shredding Process

This animation provides an insight into how our four UK metals shredders (including the world's largest in Newport), process a range of products containing scrap metals such as depolluted cars into recycled metals for export.

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Animation: Scrap Vehicle Depollution Process

View an interactive presentation on how Sims de-pollutes scrap cars and vehicles in its network of over 20 UK End of Life Vehicle (ELV) Centres. 85% of car materials are recyclable.

Follow on screen instructions to progress through each stage. Please note this animation may not be accessible for some viewers.

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Animation: Dense media separation of shredder residue process

View an interactive animation providing insight into how non ferrous residue is processed to extract non ferrous metals for recycling. Follow on screen instructions to progress through each stage. The presentation opens in a new window and may not be accessible to some website visitors.

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