Sustainability

85% Of Steel Is Recyclable

HOWICK - THE SUSTAINABILITY OF LIGHT GAUGE STEEL

85% OF STEEL IS RECYCLABLE AT THE END OF A BUILDING CYCLE

 

 ...using light gauge steel roll forming technology from Howick FRAMA machines...

 

Metal recycling is a globally established and competitive industry. In the UK, the metal recycling sector is worth more than $5.6 billion and supplies manufacturers with environmentally friendly material all around the world^.

Steel is the worlds most recycled material, having the ability to be recycled infinitely with no degradation. Studies* have shown that more than 85% of steel is recyclable at the end of a building cycle. Each year, more than 500 million tonnes of steel is recycled worldwide – this equates to 180 Eiffel towers every day.

A minimal amount of waste is generated when using light gauge steel.  A further study~ has shown that light gauge steel framing contains a minimum of 25% recycled steel. This highlights that light gauge steel is more environmentally friendly than other more traditional methods of building.

 

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