Recycling of Metal a Reality Check for 2021

The production of new metal requires that mining and manufacturing. Metal waste contributes to approximately 30% of total solid waste in a year.

Many types of metal scrap can be reused in a variety of applications and with little top no degradation to it, even after multiple recycles (cooper, steel, aluminum, brass and iron).

The reuse of metals reduces mining, waste produced and emissions; while providing energy savings.

The countries that currently dominate the metal recycling market:

  • China
  • India
  • Germany
  • the U.K
  • France
  • Belgium
  • the Netherlands


IFNM uses recycled metal in our art as much as possible and recycle scraps that we cannot use.


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