Scrap History

Long before our growing levels of waste became an environmental concern, recycling was a part of everyday life for many Americans. From rural … Read More

The Pinckovitch, Graff and Patinkin families had intermarried for generations in their adjoining shtetls in Poland. Marvin Pinkert tells the story of how … Read More

Adam Minter grew up the son of a Jewish Minneapolis scrap metal dealer. Rather than take up the business, he took up the … Read More

Article by Kent Kiser, associate editor of Scrap Processing and Recycling. Part of the Evolution of the Industry series. Originally published in March/April … Read More

Trafalgar Square in the heart of London is the city’s most famous tourist destination. Aside from its huge pigeon population and throngs of … Read More

People from Ontario like to brag that they invented curbside recycling – the first blue-box collection program was introduced in Kitchener back in … Read More

The Eiffel Tower was never meant to be a permanent part of the Paris landscape. The structure, built in 1889 for the World’s … Read More

The U.S. scrap industry can trace its roots, in part, to the well-known Yankee peddlers, who played a significant role in establishing the … Read More

If you paid attention in high-school World Civ class, you probably recall that the Colossus of Rhodes was one of the Seven Wonders … Read More

Diaz-Granados, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, and her team of undergraduate archaeology students have spent the last few years searching … Read More