Steel is the World’s Most Recycled Material

  • Posted onOct 3, 2016

Steel is the most recycled material on the planet, more than all other materials combined. Steel retains an extremely high overall recycling rate, which in 2012, stood at 88 percent.

The amazing metallurgical properties of steel allow it to be recycled continually with no degradation in performance and from one product to another. The sources for steel scrap are plentiful, but are classified into three main categories: home scrap, prompt scrap and obsolete scrap.

One thought on “Steel is the World’s Most Recycled Material

  1. jresquival says:

    That’s impressive that steel has a high overall recycling rate, which was 88 percent. That must make it a valuable tool for construction. When the building eventually comes down, a part of its cost can be recouped by salvaging.

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