We’re all probably pretty well informed about how important recycling is. It’s up at the top of the waste hierarchy, along with reuse, as a means of helping to reduce the waste we put into the ground, help preserve our resources and not waste excess resources and energy. Any new forms of waste disposal the government might look at implementing have to come in below recycling and reuse on the waste hierarchy and it’s important to ensure the impetus is still there to do so. So we separate our waste and put what can be recycled out with our rubbish for collection or drop it off at recycling banks.
But for the majority of us, the thought that goes into our recycling stops when we deposit our old food containers and glass bottles. So you might not know how complicated the recycling process actually is. It involves a number of steps to ensure all our old waste is reused as much as possible before, eventually, it becomes more energy efficient to dispose of it than it is to try to turn it into something else. If you want to know the process your old waste takes between your recycling bin and the can you’ll drink out of later, read on.
When you’re unfamiliar with wire and its purposes, it can be hard to distinguish between the many different types out there and work out which one you need for your job. You might not even know just how many different types there actually are, after all, surely wire is just wire, right? How much of a difference can there be between, say, black annealed wire and galvanised?
In reality, there are about as many different types of wire as there are functions for them and some can even be manufactured specifically to suit the requirements of the client and the purpose it’s being used for. So from not knowing the difference between any given type, it can suddenly become even harder to work out which one you need and should be using for your job.
Luckily, once you know a little bit more about the different types and what they’re primarily used for, it becomes far easier to work out which one you’ll be needing. So here are some of the more common jobs where wire is required and the types necessary for each.
These days, baling wire is an essential commodity for a number of people and industries, who rely on its strength, malleability and versatility for a number of different jobs. But it is in no way a new product. Instead, baling wire has been used in one form of another for quite some time. And its uses in the past aren’t necessarily reflective of how we have come to rely upon it now. So here’s a brief history of baling wire, its many uses and how it came to be so essential to us.
Baling wire first came into existence in the 1800s, originally commandeered by the agricultural industry. However, it only started to be more widely used when a man called Charles Withington invented an early prototype of a baling press, the modern versions of which are now widely used. This being 1872, however, Withington’s version was obviously very different to the ones used today, relying, as it did, on horse-drawn power.