2017 solar eclipse

It’s a total eclipse of the facts…when it comes to superstitious beliefs!

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a total solar eclipse coming up. On Monday, August 21 the path of the total eclipse will darken skies over several states in the US. Its band stretches about 70 miles wide from Oregon to South Carolina. It is sure to be an unforgettable experience, especially for North Carolinians. We are guaranteed about a 90% eclipse, whereas people in South Carolina will experience 100% darkness as the moon passes in between our blue planet and the sun. The actual blackout will last about two and a half minutes starting at 2:40 pm. Continue reading →

Metal Quiz

How sharp is your scrap metal knowledge? Even the most seasoned scrappers can be stumped! In the spirit of school starting back up, we thought it would be fun to test your scrap know-how. Maybe you already know it all, or maybe you will learn something new! Continue reading →

metal in garden

If you have a garden growing this summer, chances are you have more than vegetables or flowers in it. Many gardeners utilize metal not only as a part of its functionality, but also its decor. Metal can provide a long lasting structure year after year, or aesthetically pleasing ornamentation all year when you don’t have plants growing. Below we’ve highlighted some of the common uses of metal in the garden and some of the best ways to get the most out of your metal! Continue reading →

road sign think green

Are you planning a road trip this summer? Going on a vacation with the family? Now that school’s out for the summer, many of us will plan to hit the road in search of a new destination. But the one thing we don’t think about is the effect our travel habits have on the environment.

Just making a few adjustments to our normal packing routine can greatly reduce our carbon footprint and have a smaller negative impact on the environment. As you know, TT&E is a huge advocate for protecting our environment. Below are some questions to ask yourself and a few tips to become a more eco-friendly conscious traveler. Continue reading →

star wars opening title screen

Ironically, ferrous metals are already with you!

Ferrous metals including iron and steel are virtually everywhere you go and in almost everything you use each day. Even though they are highly abundant and in good supply to take to the scrap yard, they are valued at a lower price point than non-ferrous metals. It’s value is consistent, however, and only experiences slight drops or rises throughout the year. This ensures that it will continue to be recycled now and in the future, and many savvy scrappers rely on this consistency every week. Continue reading →

ISRI_EarthDay2017

In our last blog post about Celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, we reminded our viewers about TT&E’s efforts to support our planet every day through our rooftop solar panels and our environmentally friendly hybrid shredder.

Now, we’d like to share some valuable resources and materials provided by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (or ISRI) that we are proud members of. We hope that you can find a way to contribute some of your time and skills towards making a positive impact this Earth Day. If you aren’t sure where to start, below we’ve provided links to information that can be used in a classroom, at home with the kids or just with your friends. Continue reading →

Earth Day is April 22

The earth is what we all have in common.

Let’s get down to earth. It’s our favorite time of year again – celebrating the Earth! Of course, we celebrate it every day, but each year on April 22 we observe Earth Day and reflect on the abundance of life and resources it provides and the best ways to protect it. This year the message involves Global Teach-Ins and the March for Science. The campaign is all about environmental and climate literacy. The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 activated 20 million Americans. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

The most common practice in observance of Earth day in the past has been the planting of trees. While this is strongly encouraged and important to the cause, there are many other things you can do to celebrate the Earth and show your appreciation. Weather you contribute to educating today’s students about going green or help protect hundreds of endangered species, all of it is aimed to support and build awareness for our most valuable resource – the planet Earth.

This year, you may think about attending the March for Science to be held on the National Mall in Washington DC. The day’s program will included speeches and trainings with scientists and civic organizers, musical performances, and a march through the streets of Washington, D.C. The goal of the march is to acknowledge the vital role science plays in our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world. After all, the Earth is our home and we have to take care of it.

And of course, we wouldn’t talk about Earth Day without mentioning what we do to support the Earth and how important it is to us. TT&E operates rooftop solar panels as a part of Advanced Green Technology‘s program. Rooftop solar is one of the most popular and affordable solutions on the market. It has many advantages: Lower Electricity Bills, Increase Property Value, Create Revenue from Unused Roof Space, Extend Roof Warranty, Reduce Carbon Footprint, Rebates and Tax Incentives.

Our 24-hour online real-time solar monitoring system provides the AC kW Output for the day, week, month and lifetime of the system. You can visit our page anytime at www.1529propertiessolar.com. Also, since the solar panels were installed 8 years ago, we’ve planted 8,340 trees to further offset our carbon footprint!

We don’t stop there. We also utilize an eco-friendly Metso Texas Hybrid metal shredder that is electric and water-cooled. It has no negative effect on the environment. It is powerful enough to shred an entire care in just a few seconds and can shred up to 200 tons of scrap metal per hour.

Every time you bring scrap metal to TT&E for recycling, you are also supporting the Earth and its valuable resources. The benefits are two-fold: Not only are you contributing to recycling existing metal into new products, you are reducing the amount of waste in landfills and the amount of metals that would have to be mined to make new products. And the best part is you get paid for your metal! First time scrapper? Visit our scrap metal recycling facility today »

Visit www.earthday.org to learn more about the campaigns and how to take action. Thank you for your support and taking care of our planet!


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It's all green to me

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.

-Pedro Calderon de la Barca

As Spring quickly approaches, chances are you’ve already seen more green around. The shorter days of winter will soon be behind us as we enjoy longer days, more sun and everything starts coming back to life. The color green mainly symbolizes life, growth, nature, freshness, fertility, and harmony. It has a deep connection with the way we view life, including the environment, traditions, and money. Continue reading →

Valentine's Day Precious Metals

Are you giving a precious metal to your loved one this Valentine’s Day?

The three main precious metals gold, silver and platinum, are labeled precious for a reason. It’s probably no coincidence that we give them as gifts to those we consider precious to us. Read on to discover some things you may not know about the metals we all love. It may bring even more meaning to your life! Continue reading →

2017

It’s time to scrap the old and start anew! ;-)

Have you thought about a New Year’s Resolution yet? If not, we’d like to share some thoughts on the year ahead. Here are some helpful tips to consider when thinking about ways to improve going into next year and some easy things you can do to make next year even better than the last. If you have ideas you want to share with your fellow scrappers, let us know! Continue reading →