Did you know steel is infinitely recyclable? That’s right – it takes steel to make steel. Almost all steel purchased in America is reused, which is why it’s the most recycled metal in North America. In fact, Americans recycle more steel than paper, plastic, aluminum, glass and copper combined, according to the Steel Recycling Institute. It’s interesting to think the steel can your soup comes in could very well end up as the hull of a ship, a household appliance or the beams of a skyscraper.
Steel is considered “green” not only because it’s recyclable, but also because it can save you money. The North American steel industry has decreased its energy usage since 1990, which in turn helps keep the price of steel at a reasonable rate. Steel also has lower CO2 emissions thanks to new technology and the introduction of greener fuels.
Steel can also be used for a variety of applications, making surplus steel valuable. Typically sold at greatly reduced prices, excess steel inventory left over from a project or coming from a business closure can be exactly what someone needs for their job. Instead of purchasing new steel products, consider surplus steel. Doing so also contributes to the recyclability of steel.
It’s a win-win industry that we are proud to support. At Texas Iron and Metal, we supply quality prime and Less-Than-Prime© steel and pipe. You want it, we’ve got it – now that’s supply on demand!