Iron scraps which are a raw material are used again by steel
management factories.Steel is 100% recyclable; however,
when discarded to landfill, it takes up to 200 years to completely
decompose. Recycling steel diverts these products from landfill,
and enables the material to be reprocessed, thereby conserving
Recycling steel cans helps to protect our environment in three ways:
1. it saves precious natural resources for the future generations.
This is also called ecological sustainability.
2. It saves energy therefore saving money.
3. Reduces cans going to landfill so the amount of salinity and
pollution underground will decrease.
Magnetic Separation: Because steel is attracted to magnets, it can
be easily separated from other recyclables like paper in a recycling
facility with magnetic belts. Different kinds of steel do not need to
be separated out.
Detinning: Many steel cans will have a layer of tin on them, which
will be removed since tin is recycled on its own. This is usually done
by a specialized steel company,.