What is biohazardous waste?

Laboratories, universities, hospitals and clinics produce different types of healthcare related waste. However, not all of them are considered hazardous for the human / animal health or the environment. Biohazardous waste is any biological waste that is potentially dangerous for human or animal health, such as: To help laboratories and healthcare operators navigate through the strict legislation on hazardous waste …

4 Reasons why gold is an amazing metal and how to recognise fake gold

For most people, gold is just a valuable metal used mainly in jewellery for its shine and sparkles. But for others, gold is a wonder material that enables modern life as we know it! At All Waste Maters we measure, melt, and recycle gold that comes from a variety of sources every day – so we know a thing or …

Precious metal refining do’s and don’ts

Precious metal refining is the separation of precious metals such as gold and silver from not noble-metalliferous materials. The process for refining precious metals is quite sophisticated and in most cases the intervention of a professional metal refiner is required. The most common procedures for isolating noble-metalliferous materials are called pyrolysis or hydrolysis. In pyrolysis, the noble-metalliferous products are released …

How hiring a specialist precious metal refinery can benefit your business

Precious metal refining is the separation of precious metals from noble-metalliferous materials. It is to be distinguished from other processes such as smelting and calcining in that those two involve a chemical change to the raw material, whereas in refining, the final material is usually identical chemically to the original one, only it is purer. There are many kinds of …

The 7 most common metals that can be recycled

Metal recycling involves the recovery and processing of scrap metal from end-of-life products or structures, as well as from manufacturing scrap, so that it can be introduced as a raw material in the production of new goods. This may involve a number of steps such as identifying, recovering, refining and reclaiming precious or non-precious metals. Why refining and recovering metals …