Whether you are an individual looking to lead a ‘greener’ lifestyle or you are a company owner hoping to do everything in your power to reduce your carbon footprint, there are many reasons why steel solutions are the most eco-friendly option available. This is true when it comes to anything and everything from appliances to roofing solutions. Below, you will find five interesting, eco-friendly facts about steel.
Steel Is Easy to Recycle
In fact, according to studies, it is actually the most recycled material in the world. In 2014, the material boasted an 86% recycling rate.
Steel Is Used, Not Consumed
Steel is not consumed. Once it is produced, it will be used again and again. Essentially, it is a long-term investment that will prove useful for many, many years. This, once again, solidifies its status as a ‘green’ construction material around the globe.
Steel Is a Non-Toxic Material Choic
The vast majority of steel products are not coated with any toxic substances. This means that they do not produce toxic run-off when it rains.
Steel Is Kind to the Earth
On the rare occasion that steel does find its way into a landfill, unlike many other materials, it will not have a detrimental effect on the soil or any nearby groundwater
Steel Is Easy to Separate from Solid Waste
If any steel components are contained within a waste stream, they can be easily separated using magnetic equipment and re-routed to the recycling stream.
Ultra-Span: Your Eco-Friendly Roofing Solution
Introducing Ultra-Span by MiTek – a ‘green’ and sustainable pre-fabricated light gauge steel roof truss system that is both lightweight and compact for economical transportation costs. It is perfectly suited to both low-cost housing projects, as well as clear span commercial or residential structures. It is the best possible choice for any construction company looking to make more environmentally-friendly choices regarding their projects.
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