Scrap steel decreases related water contamination, air contamination, and mining squanders by about 70%. It accepts four fold the amount of vitality to make steel from virgin metal. Yearly, enough vitality is spared by reusing steel to flexibly the city of Los Angeles with very nearly 10 years worth of power.

Source: National Polymers Inc.

Reused steel jars are utilized to make new steel items including vehicles, spans, lawnmowers, ovens, and development materials. More than 5400 BTU’s of vitality are moderated for each pound of steel reused . The steel business’ yearly reusing spares the equal vitality to electrically control around 18 million families for a year. Each time a huge amount of steel is reused, 2500 pounds of iron mineral, 1000 pounds of coal and 40 pounds of limestones are protected.

Source: School and College Magazine/June 1993

We discard enough iron and steel to ceaselessly flexibly all the country’s automakers.

Source: 1996 Environmental Defense Fund

257 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010

The U. S. steel industry remelted almost 19 billion steel jars 58 percent of all jars bought in the creation of new items in 1996. In excess of 28 percent of the normal new steel can comprises of reused steel. Steel’s general reusing rate was determined at 65.2 percent for 1996. Fundamental oxygen steel heaters can utilize 28 percent scrap steel as feed stock while electric bend heaters can utilize around

100% piece steel.

Source: Steel Recycling Institute

The steel business reused almost 19 billion steel jars into new items, around 600 jars reused each second.

Source: “Reusing and Buy Recycled Fact Sheets” America Recycles Day

Consistently Americans utilize enough steel and metal jars to make a steel pipe running from Los Angeles to New York… what’s more, back. In the event that we just reuse one-10th of the jars we currently discard, we’d spare about 3.2 billion of them consistently. Metal jars are really 99% steel, with a flimsy layer of tin added to forestall rusting.

Reusing steel and metal jars spares 74% of the vitality used to create them from crude materials. At any rate 70-80% of the tin on a can is spared when you reuse it. This chops down mining waste and jelly a significant mineral source. Americans utilize 100 million tin and steel jars each day. All day long, in excess of 9,000 metal jars are recuperated from the refuse with magnets. The

normal American tosses out around 61 pounds of metal jars each month.

Source: EarthWorks Group’s-The Recycler’s Handbook

Age: About 11.6 million tons of ferrous metal waste ( for example iron and steel) was produced in 1995. Percent: Ferrous metals established 5.6 percent of the MSW stream in 1995.

Recuperation: Overall, about 30.7 percent of ferrous metals from strong products were reused in 1995. Around 54.4 percent of steel bundling (e.g., jars and tying) was reused.

Source: U.S. EPA 1996.

Portrayal of Municipal Solid Waste

in the United States: 1996

Update EPA530-R-97-015, Washington, D.C

About 70% of all metal utilized only a single time and is disposed of. The staying 30% is reused. After 5 cycles, one-fourth of 1% of the metal stays available for use.

About 12.3 million tons of steel squander are created yearly in the U.S., in general, about 15.4% of steel in the waste stream is reused.

Making metal jars from reused steel takes only one-fourth of the vitality expected to make them from new steel and makes only one-fourth of the water and air contamination made by making jars from new steel.

For each pound of steel that is reused, enough vitality is spared to light a 60-watt bulb for over a day.

Americans utilize 100 million tin and steel jars each day. Consistently, in excess of 9,000 metal jars are recouped from the refuse with magnets.

Consistently, Americans utilize enough steel and metal jars to make a steel pipe running from Los Angeles to New York and back once more.

During the most recent decade, world steel producers reused practically 2.5 billion tons of steel.

Americans discard enough steel each year to assemble all the new vehicles made in America.

100 pounds of reused steel supplant right around 150 lbs. of steel mineral. At the point when steel jars were presented in 1935, they weighed 172 lbs. per thousand; today, they gauge 70 lbs. per thousand.

In 1989, enough piece copper was reused in the U.S. to gracefully the wiring and plumbing for each building developed as of now that year.

Source: California Dept. of Conservation

More than 66% of the measure of steel delivered every year is reused, making steel the most effectively reused material. Past the huge volume of steel reused every year, all steel items are ensured to have reused content on the grounds that new steel is produced using old steel.

Steel is additionally a green encircling material in feasible home turn of events, as is steel material.

Source: California Integrated Waste Management Board

Measurements Steel Products Recycling Rates ( 1996)

Steel Cans… … 58.2 percent

Machines… … … 76.4 percent

Autos… … . 97.9 percent

Source: Steel Recycling Institute

Level of U.S. crude material needs provided by generally reused nonferrous metals:

Copper 43%

Aluminum 32%

Lead 55%

Zinc 19%

Vitality Savings

Assessed vitality reserve funds accomplished by assembling items with nonferrous


Aluminum 95%

Copper 85%

Lead 65%

Zinc 60%

Crude materials of metallic piece handling and reusing:

Aluminum, iron, copper, zinc, tin, lead, nickel, chromium, cobalt, molybdenum, tungsten, magnesium, manganese, titanium, zirconium, columbium, tantalum, gold, silver, and platinum.

Advantages of utilizing Iron and Steel (ferrous metals) rather than virgin metal to make

new steel:

· Savings in vitality 74%

· Savings in virgin materials 90%

· Reduction in water utilize 40%

· Reduction in water contamination 76%

· Reduction in air contamination 86%

· Reduction in mining squanders 97%

· Reduction in purchaser squander produced 105%

Source: Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries