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Scottish metal recycler wins multi-million pound Spanish order

Scrap metal recycler John Lawrie Group has secured a multi-million pound deal with a Spanish steel mill, which will see it ship over 50,000 tonnes of metal before the end of March.

The Aberdeen-based company’s three recycling facilities will fulfil the order, which will see the material melted down and remanufactured into new steel products at the Spanish steel mill. The name of the company and the actual sum of the material has not been revealed.

 As a result of the deal, February was John Lawrie’s largest ever monthly shipment. Last month its Aberdeen recycling facility processed and shipped 20,000 tonnes of recycled metal - 14,000 tonnes of which were handled in 10 days.

Operations director Dave Weston said: “February was one of John Lawrie Group’s busiest ever months processing and exporting scrap metal.  To have processed and exported 14,000 tonnes of recycled metal in just ten days – and 20,000 tonnes in the whole month – is a huge testament to our staff.  It also supports the investments which we have made in our facilities in recent years.

“This is a significant contract for John Lawrie to secure and being able to fulfil it is illustrative of an increase in the amount of metal that is being recycled.  This can be attributed to businesses becoming more environmentally conscious and facing increased pressure to recycle more of their waste.”

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