Interesting Facts about Metal Recycling
North Star Recycling is a small part in a very large chain. We are proud to be involved in a process that limits the waste of precious resources.
Here Are Some Interesting Facts About Metal Recycling
- Producing steel from recycled compared with virgin material saves 75% of the energy needed.
- Recycling aluminum requires only 5% of the energy it takes to make new aluminum – and produces only 5% of the CO2 emissions.
- Americans throw away enough aluminum every 3 months to rebuild the UK’s entire commercial air fleet.
- The 36 billion aluminum cans landfilled last year had a scrap value of more than $600 million (someday, we’ll be mining our landfills for the resources we’ve buried).