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Recyclable and Less Waste

"Steel Framing contains on average a minimum of 25% recycled steel and is 100% recyclable at the end of life."

-Steel Framing Industry Association



"The Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) reports that steel is recycled more than paper, plastic, glass, copper, lead, and aluminum combined.  All steel products, including steel framing, contain recycled steel...  Using recycled steel takes the pressure off renewable resources:  about six scrapped cars are needed to build a 2,000 square foot home with steel framing.  Finally, in contrast to many other building materials, steel is routinely collected in aggregate quantities from construction and demolition sites and recycled into new steel products." -Steel Framing Industry Association

Energy and Emissions

"Since 1990, the US steel industry has reduced energy intensity by 32% and CO2 by 37% per ton of steel.  Globally, the World Steel Association states that world-wide, the steel industry has reduced energy consumption since the 1970s in the manufacture of steel by 50%.  This directly relates to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions." -Steel Framing Industry Association

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