Humans have used steel for at least 4,000 years to create everything from weapons to utensils. Steel can frame a skyscraper, airport, stadium, or bridge; it’s a crucial element of your car; and it holds the world together in the form of nuts, bolts, and screws.
Since steel is so widely used, it’s a good thing it’s so recyclable! At least 60% of the world’s steel is recycled annually, conserving natural resources and powering the world market.
Steel isn’t the only metal whose scraps can be put to good use; a variety of metals, from copper to aluminum, can be melted down and remoulded to create durable, strong products. Metal recycling is good for the earth, the economy, and human creativity – read on to see the ingenious ways recycled steel has been put to use in today’s world.