Can steel be recycled?

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Tons of steel recycled

In the world, this year

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182,854,967

Tons of steel recycled

In the world, this year

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Can steel be recycled? It certainly...
can! Steel is one of the most recycled materials in the world reducing the negative effects of steelmaking. But there is a potential to do even better.

Top 5 facts about recycled steel

1

Recycling rocks

About 37 percent of all steel produced is created through recycling. Steel is the most recycled material in the world and can be recycled forever.


2

A good concept

Steel recycling drastically reduces the social and environmental impacts of steelmaking. It saves an enormous amount of energy and water, and the mining of iron ore is not necessary…


3

CO2 reducing

Steel recycling avoids 827 million tons of CO2 emissions, 868 million tons of iron ore, and the energy equivalent of 242 million tons of coal.


4

Closed loop production

Steel recycling makes possible what is often called “closed loop production” - a material eco-system where no materials are wasted but where everything is re-used over and over again.


5

t’s on the rise!

Recycling really matters - and it's improving! In Europe, steel packaging is now being recycled at a rate of 70 percent, more than double compared to 1993.



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