So we hear that gold has hit an all time high, silver is pretty good too, but there are all these scavengers around looking for Aluminum, as well as Copper and Brass and what ever else they can get their hands on. Weird “Meth-Heads” taking out street lights for the copper in the wires? Destitute people on a street taking out the city water system to get at the brass in the meters. Homeless folks scrounging for Aluminum. All these people in dire straights take this stuff to SOME BODY. What does that somebody do with it? How do they “prep” it? Whom do THEY sell it to? Obviously they wouldn’t do it if it weren’t for a profit. How do they “prepare” it? I think melting it down MUST cause a bunch of pollution. I know how Junk car scrapper’s work, they save the best parts from a wreck and sell the rest for scrap. But who BUYS it? And for how much? The little shrunken homeless guy I know takes his cans to a recycling place – and they give him money, but then what becomes of the cans? Who buys the “scraps” and what EXATLY do they do with them? I don’t care about the plastics and the paper – I already know, but the mettle? What becomes of that? and who buys it? after they do - where does it go?
Is this one for Cecil?