Steel is the energy efficient metal for the production of cans!
If all the drinks cans in the UK were made of steel, the energy saved would be equivalent to that needed to light every home in the UK for several weeks!
The use of scrap steel saves up to 74% of the energy needed to make steel from virgin materials.
Furthermore, recycling one tonne of steel cans saves:
- 1.5 tonnes of iron ore
- 0.5 tonnes of coke
- 1.28 tonnes of solid waste
- reduces air emissions by 86%
- reduces water pollution by 76%