Recycling is a good thing to do. Every shop I know already is familiar with recycling its chips and getting back some money toward material costs.
Recently, carbide cutting tool makers have put recycling programs in place to reclaim the carbide and binder materials in inserts and solid tools. Sandvik Coromant is sweeting the pot for carbide recycling.
During the month of August, for each pound of carbide they receive, the company will donate $1 to Workshop for Warriors, which assists the transition of veterans and injured veterans into civilian life. This organization is dedicated to training, certifying and placing veterans of the U.S. armed forces in manufacturing careers.
No one can dispute the need for skilled workers in our industry, and no one can dispute the debt we owe our veterans. There is no down side to this program. Click here to read the details.