Our Environmental Commitment
We’re continually improving our electrical and mechanical efficiencies and developing better separation processes to extract every ounce of metal in the recycling process. We are dedicated to reducing the volume of materials sent to landfills.
Real Recycling Facts
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of the aluminum used in North America is from domestically recycled content
The United States annually recycles enough ferrous scrap (by weight) to build more than 600 Golden Gate Bridges.
Energy saved using recycled materials versus virgin materials is up to:
for iron and steel
Scrap recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions by requiring significantly less energy to manufacture products from recyclables than directly from iron ore and also avoiding the landfill.
Recycling 1 ton of steel conserves
pounds of limestone
pounds of coal
pounds of iron ore
The United States annually recycles enough copper to provide the copper content for 25,000 Statues of Liberty.
Of an estimated total of 700 million tons of aluminum produced in the world since commercial manufacturing began in the 1880s, about
- 75% 75%
is still in productive use as secondary raw material
If all aluminum scrap processed in the United States were used solely to produce standard soda cans, the lined-up cans would stretch 25 million miles, the distance from Earth to Venus.
2 out of 3 tons of steel made in the U.S. is manufactured using ferrous scrap.