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Some facts about steel recycling

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by Journal Of Commerce

It takes 40 to 50 trees to frame a 2,000-square-foot home. The same house could be framed with the steel from six scrapped cars.

• It takes 40 to 50 trees to frame a 2,000-square-foot home. The same house could be framed with the steel from six scrapped cars.

• Canada’s recycling rate for steel is 65%.

• Since 1990, Canadian steel producers have increased the amount of scrap steel they recycle by 26 per cent.

• Steel is recycled five times more than all other metals combined.

• Each year, steel recycling saves the same amount of energy that would electrically power one-fifth of Canada’s households for one year.

Source: Canadian Steel Producers Association

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