Steel Fueling the Green Revolution
Many people, companies, and organizations today are looking for ways that they can cut costs, reduce expenses related to energy consumption, and help make the world a little more earth friendly. Steel is also having an impact on this new “green revolution”, offering options for helping develop nations, enhancing resources, and improving efficiency in many industries.
Reduce, Recycle, Reuse
While recycling is not a new idea, there are many people today who are just starting to realize how beneficial recycled steel is because you can continue to reuse it almost endlessly. What that means is when you get steel from Wasatch Steel, you can use it today for your project, then recycle it later if needed. In addition, since it is so recyclable, most of the steel you find (even the new stuff) has been recycled so it’s a more environmentally friendly steel. Not only is steel strong, it can be recycled almost endlessly without any effect on its strength-to-weight ratio or its other properties.
In fact, about 22 billion tons of steel has been recycled since we first discovered that we could reuse it in the early 1900s, and all but 2 percent of the raw materials used to make steel are also reused to create products and by-products, which helps keep costs down.
More Efficiency, Lower Costs
There are many challenges that society faces when it comes to our natural resources, which is why it’s important to evolve to use more environmentally friendly steel and similar products. There are many ways that steel can contribute to a more efficient and profitable economy, including:
- Building lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles
- Building wind turbines and steel dams with steel to capture renewable energy resources
- Providing safe healthy housing for new home buyers
- Creating energy-efficient and strong buildings
Steel is Growing
The use of steel in just about everything we create has not always been the case. However, there is a significant shift toward global steel use, and it has increased sevenfold since 1950. You can find a wide selection of different types of steel at Wasatch Steel, all labeled and packaged to make it easy to find, just like shopping at your local supermarket.
The strength, durability, and low cost of steel, along with the popularity of recycled steel, have made it a popular option for builders from all different industries, and individuals who need a strong material for home or office applications. By using steel, you are taking a small step toward greater efficiency, lower costs, and reduced energy consumption.