You aren't wrong for wanting to know if Pewter can be recycled. It's a beautiful, tactile, lustrous metal that has rightfully worked it's way back into popular consciousness.
Being a very British ironmongery with almost 30 years in the industry, we're delighted to be part of it's renaisance in contemporary design. Design popularity aside, there are some other very important skills that we've developed over the last two decades to make sure our pewter handles are available at the most competitive prices.
One of those skills, not surprisingly, has been learning to combine quality of manufacture with minimising waste - in other words, if it's not good enough to sell, lets recycle it and try again.
So, in short, is pewter recyclable? Yes, it is, and we've made a small video to show how we recycle our pewter scraps.
Now it's important to make the distinction between solid pewter and pewter scraps that get mixed with other metals here because we do both (and have slightly different processes for each) although the technique in both cases is pretty much the same.
Is Pewter Recyclable?
Pewter is recyclable. To recycle pewter, waste metal is collected and melted down in a smelting pot before being cleaned and poured into ingots for re-use. All of our products are manufactured from the finest English pewter and we recycle as much of our waste as we can.
We created a small video (backed up by amazing handiwork and funky music) to give you a behind the scenes look at how pewter is recycled in our forge when it's part of a mixed waste collection.