Did you know that stainless-steel is 100% recyclable?
Not only is stainless-steel durable and low maintenance, it’s also a 100% recyclable commodity. The majority of stainless-steel produced today has already repurposed. And although some stainless-steel will find its way to landfills or other disposal sites, there are no expected detrimental effects to soil or ground water.
Stainless-steel products are designed to have a long life; often spanning over several decades. The main alloying elements of stainless-steel, (chromium, nickel and molybdenum), are all highly valuable and can easily be recovered and separated from other materials.
So how does stainless-steel improve modern day life?
Stainless steel has many environmental and social benefits. Stainless steel products enable us to lead a healthier life and are cleaner for the environment as well:
- Improvements in air quality
- Reduction in the use of fossil fuels
- Keeps water clean
- Reduces waste
- Saved costs for consumers and producers.