Many metals are extremely recyclable! Whenever possible, I recycle my metal scraps to create new, usable metal. These “scraps” are frequently clean, unused bits of metal from edges or corners of other projects. I take special care to remove any scrap pieces that contain solder or other impurities that may affect the quality of the final product.
Any bits of metal unsuitable for recycling at the bench are collected and sent to the refiner. There, impurities are removed and the pure metal is reclaimed, allowing it to once again be alloyed for use in jewelry and other metal projects!
The combination of recycling and refining ensures there is virtually no metal waste!