Recycling metal reduces pollution, saves resources, reduces waste going to landfills and prevents the destruction of habitats from mining new ore.
Metal recycling conserves natural resources by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and using less energy than making metal from virgin ore. The production of new metal releases a far greater amount of greenhouse gas emissions compared with making products from recycled metal.
The amount of energy saved using various recycled metals compared to virgin ore is up to:
92 % for aluminium
90 % for copper
56 % for steel
Good for The Economy
Metals recycling supplies a major worldwide industry. […]