eCoexist presents : The Beauty of Recycling festival 2015

An event to highlight the aesthetic potential of waste

Metal

Some environmental benefits of Metals Recycling:

Energy saved using recycled material versus virgin ore

  • 74% for iron and steel scrap
  • 95% for aluminum scrap
  • 85% for copper scrap

Recycling 1 Tonne of steel saves

  • 1.2 tonnes of Iron Ore
  • 0.7 tonnes of Coal
  • 0.5 tonnes of Limestone

Recycling 1 Tonne of Aluminum saves

  • 8 tonnes of Bauxite ore
  • 14 megawatt hours of electricity

Reduction in CO2 emissions by using scrap

  • 58% for iron and steel scrap
  • 92% for aluminum scrap
  • 65% for copper scrap

Metal Scrap is a mine above earth and any wastage of scrap or impediments in recycling is a crime against future generations.

(source)

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