Conversion of raw materials into components for new products. This way we preserve valuable natural resources and reduces the amount of waste. Secondary use of raw materials means decrease using of natural resources which can be use for development of new metal compounds, such as the iron ore for steel, nickel for stainless steel or bauxite for producing aluminum.
Furthermore, recycling contributes to significant reduction of energy and CO2 emissions in production methods.
If we recycle 1 ton steel we saves:
- 1.5 tons of iron ore
- 0.5 tons of coal
- 40% of water which is necessary for the production of new steel
If we recycle 1 ton paper or cardboard we saves:
- About 13 trees;
- 2.5 barrels of oil;
- 4100 kwh electricity;
- 4 cubic meters of landfill volume;
- 31,780 liters Water.
If we recycle 1 ton plastic waste we saves:
- 2360 kWh electricity
- 2.2 tons oil
If we recycle 1 ton of waste glass we saves:
- 530 kWh electricity
- 200 kg oil
- 720 kg quartz sand
- 300 kg calcined soda
- 180 kg calcium oxide