Steel is a very commonly used metal in the
Waste steel is melted down with limestone and iron ore. It is then poured into
Did You Know?
- 3 out of 4 cans in the UK are made of steel, which means about 15 billion cans each year!
- Each year 2 billion cans are recycled in Britain
- When steel is recycled, it can be used on cars, bridges, buildings or even another can
- It takes the same amount of energy to recycle 4 cans as it does to make just 1 in the first place!
- 450 tonnes of steel cans were recycled in Bristol alone last year
- Recycled steel is often used for pipes, ship hulls, and bike frames.
- Each household uses approximately 600 steel cans per year
- All steel
canscontain around 25% recycled steel