The Case for Light Gauge Steel: 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.

 

http://www.recyclingwasteworld.co.uk/in-depth-article/how-ward-recycling-is-taking-a-made-to-be-remade-approach-to-metal-recycling/161112/

https://www.nzsteel.co.nz/sustainability/recycling/
https://www.metalroofing.org.nz/advantages/recyclability-recycling-metal-cladding

https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2784&context=etd

 

 

 

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