Whatever the metal, ore extraction and subsequent processing are extremely resource-intensive practices.
Mining, transport and production technologies all use considerable energy and result in the emission of various air and water pollutants including carbon dioxide (CO2).
Scrap metal recycling, on the other hand, uses a fraction of the energy and emits much less CO2. At the same time it saves precious raw materials and means that far less scrap goes into landfill sites.
From every environmental viewpoint, recycling scrap metal makes good sense – which is why we recycle every piece of metal possible.