Recycling metal is the process of reusing metal products and objects once they have passed their utility levels by melting them, allowing them to be broken down into raw material for brand new products. By using recovered metal from recycling units, there are huge saving in time and the amount of energy used in production reducing the emission of greenhouse gasses.
Producing a ton of steel, copper, glass, and paper using new material results in net carbon emissions that are 4 to 5 times higher than producing the same amount using recovered materials.
Producing a ton of aluminum using new material results in net carbon emissions that are 40 times higher than producing the same amount of aluminum using recovered materials.
Recycling a ton of steel reduces carbon emissions by 2.1 tons. By reducing carbon emissions, we can reduce the level of air pollution, too.