Why is Steel Sustainable?

Steel is North America’s most recycled material.  This is because steel scrap is an essential raw material in making new steel.  These are just a few of the reasons that you should choose steel for your next project:

  • It is 100% Recyclable – All steel can be recycled.
  • It is Recycled Infinitely – Steel products can be recycled again and again to make new products of the same high quality.
  • It is Energy Efficient – Steel requires less energy to make than other metals, which saves resources like coal, gas, oil, and water.
  • It is Getting Lighter – Steel food cans are now 31% lighter.
  • It is Easy to Recover – Since steel is magnetic, it is easy to recover from household trash.

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To learn more fun facts about steel recycling, and why steel is our most sustainable material, please visit the Steel Recycling Institute.