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Quick Metal Recycling Facts

August 06 2021

1.Energy and time consuming


3.Bad working conditions

4.Health issues

5.Recycled products may be of low quality

The recycling of metals can be energy and time-consuming. This is especially true in countries where the processes regarding metal recycling are still quite inefficient.

Therefore, in those countries, part of the metal recycling may not be profitable and thus significant amounts of metal trash may be disposed into landfills instead.

Even if in many countries, recycling processes are quite sophisticated and therefore deliver high-quality products, in some countries, recycled products may significantly vary in quality.

Although almost every kind of metal can be recycled again and again without degradation of properties, in 2018, only 34% of metal in U.S. municipal waste facilities was recycled.2 Below are some additional facts:

In 2019, 490.98 million (32%) of the the 1,532.51 million metric tons of crude steel produced worldwide was made using recycled materials.

Around 69% of crude steel in the United States in 2019 was made of recycled materials.

In the United States alone, around 2.2 million tons of steel cans and other steel packaging waste were generated in 2018.

For instance, if the separation of metals is not done in a proper way, there may be harmful by-products contained in the recycled products. This could mean that items made of recycled steel are more likely to corrode or that durability of a product may be lower.

Steel and iron are the most recycled materials in the world due in part to the opportunity to recover large structures as well as the ease of reprocessing. The use of magnets in the sorting process enables recyclers to easily separate them from the mixed waste stream.

Currently, the single most recycled container in the world is the aluminum can.

Recycling a single aluminum can save enough energy to power 100-watt light bulb for nearly four hours.

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