Making new products from recycled steel cans helps save up to 75% of the energy and 40% of the water needed to make steel from raw materials. Air pollution is also reduced by almost 90%. Recycling just six aluminium cans saves enough energy to offset the carbon emissions from a 10km journey in an average-size car, a 17km bus ride or 25km train trip.
Scrap metals include a number of materials such as aluminium, brass, copper, stainless steel, cast iron, lead, zinc and nickel. Recycling scrap metal contributes to a significant saving in greenhouse gas emissions. Making items from recycled aluminium uses just 5% of the energy as making the same item from raw materials.
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Source : Sustainability Victoria