Recycling scrap metal has significant environmental benefits and is an industry with a clear impact on natural resource conservation. The recycling of metal into new, usable products saves landfill space while reducing the amount of virgin material that must be extracted from the Earth to manufacture the same products. In turn, recycling reduces the energy needed to process these virgin materials and greenhouses gas emissions produced as an effect.
Did you know?
Energy saved using recycled materials is up to:
92% for aluminum
90% for copper
56% for steel
Source: Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. For more information