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Mar
18
Copper kills coronavirus

Copper kills coronavirus. Brass also slows the spread of disease.

Gold, platinum and silver are considered precious metals, but it's long been known that when it comes to stopping the transfer of disease from surfaces we touch to people, copper is the killer metal. In England, Professor Bill Keevil, Director of the Environmental Healthcare Unit at the University of Southampton’s School of Biological Sciences, was among the first microbiological researchers…
Apr
17
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Today’s Waste, Tomorrow’s Resources

At Calbag Metals we believe that today's waste is tomorrow's resource. In keeping with a tradition of environmental excellence that goes back over 100 years, Calbag Metals has exceeded the standards set by Portland and Tacoma monitoring authorities for managing the storm water at our scrap metal yards. In a rare move by Oregon's oversight agency, Calbag in Portland, has…
Posted in Environment, News
Feb
21
Scrap Metal Prices

Copper and Brass Scrap Metal Prices Climb Higher

Scrap metal prices, specifically, copper and brass prices are at a 3.5 year high as a surge in overseas demand has driven prices upward. The increase is due to to China's tighter import restrictions as they are concerted in their efforts to reduce the amount of waste imported in their country. Therefore, import restrictions on lower-grade Copper and brass scrap…
Jun
27
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Stop Oregon Litter & Vandalism

Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism, also known as Solve.  SOLVE Oregon brings community together to clean up the environment and protect it for the future. Gathering early Saturday morning, Calbag employees and their families picked up and collected over 1,200 discarded cigarette butts and 15 bags of litter.  Just 4-hours of hard work cleaned the streets of the NW Portland industrial community…
May
12
Electronic Drop Off

Where Electronic Drop Off – Pays Off

Do you know where to find an electronic drop off for recycling?  Understanding how and where electronics can be recycled is important as these devices often contain dangerous chemicals and metals. When electronics end up in landfills, those chemicals and metals can leach, or enter the soil, moving down through the bedrock with the rains, and enter our waterways, poisoning…

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