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Facts from the Bureau of International Recycling

  • Almost 40% of the world’s steel production is made from scrap.
  • Recycling one tonne of steel saves 1,100 kilogrammes of iron ore, 630 kilogrammes of coal, and 55 kilogrammes of limestone.
  • CO2 emissions are reduced by 58% through the use of ferrous scrap.
  • Recycling one tonne of steel saves 642 kWh of energy, 1.8 barrels (287 litres) of oil, 10.9 million Btu’s of energy and 2.3 cubic metres of landfill space.
  • Recycling steel uses 75% less energy compared to creating steel from raw materials – enough to power 18 million homes.
  • Steel recycling uses 74% less energy, 90% less virgin materials and 40% less water; it also produces 76% fewer water pollutants, 86% fewer air pollutants and 97% less mining waste.
  • Steel automobile frames contain at least 25% recycled steel and a typical electrical appliance will usually be made of 75% recycled steel. Steel cans consist of at least 25% recycled steel.
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