Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Remanufacture? Remanufacturing makes steel one of the most recyclable materials in the world!
Canadian Steel Producers expand on that, noting,
In its own way, steel is a renewable resource. In fact, steel is the most recycled material in the world.
The World Steel Association (see above video) goes on to say,
Remanufacture involves the disassembly of a product, during which each component is thoroughly cleaned, examined for damage, and either reconditioned to original specifications or replaced with a new or upgraded part. The product is then reassembled and tested to ensure proper operation. The goal is to create an application which can be offered with a guarantee that is equivalent or better than that of the original product.
The steel in your backyard
The recycling of everything from our household tin cans to our 1999 Cavalier can result in a manufacturing process that results in the creation of…well…new tin cans and Cavaliers, or something as magnificent as
The Confederation Bridge off Prince Edward Island. With it’s metal components (many of them hidden), it is a champion project! While using this fully recyclable resource for construction, it also took designers, developers, and planners to extreme lengths in managing the ecological impact in the surrounding areas.
We do our part when, one end of life vehicle at a time, we put the recyclable materials back into the steel industry. Cleaned up, melted down, and re-formed this is one bit of household waste that doesn’t get wasted!