Did you know that steel is one of the most recycled materials on the planet? It is recycled more than paper, plastic, aluminum, and glass combined. Steel is 100 percent recyclable, which means it can be recycled into the same material over and over while maintaining its quality.
According to the American Iron and Steel Institute, approximately 88% of the world’s steel is recycled, with the American steel industry being the cleanest and most energy-efficient! That’s 60-80 million tons of steel recycled annually in North America alone.
Steel’s ability to minimize the environmental impact shows the most when measured through the material’s entire life cycle. The metal comes from recycled construction scraps, automobiles, and appliances, and can be turned back into steel to be used for the same applications. Recycling steel from a single car can reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to consuming more than 300 gallons of gasoline! Do you want to do your part and contribute on a smaller level? Even recycling one steel can, like a can of beans, conserves enough energy to light a 60-watt light bulb for more than four hours.
Recycling is at the core of the steel industry’s commitment to sustainability. The North American Steel industry has been recycling steel scrap for over 150 years and continues its efforts to create a greener, more sustainable industry.
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