Recycled Steel Delivers Strength, Sustainability to Your Building Kit
If you’ve owned a steel building in the past, or even if you’ve just been researching building options, you probably already know some of the benefits of steel: strength, durability, value.
But did you know steel is the #1 most recycled material in the world? According to the Steel Recycling Institute, between 60 and 80 million tons of scrap steel are recycled every year by North American steel mills into new steel products and components. In fact, scrap steel is an ingredient in producing new steel.
Our building kits at Worldwide Steel Buildings are made of approximately 94 percent recycled steel, all of it sourced from American steel mills. Using recycled steel gives our customers all the great features of steel – lighter yet stronger than other building materials; resistance to all types of weather; flexibility of design; and more – with the added benefits that come from recycling, including:
- Performance. Because of steel’s properties, it can be repeatedly recycled from one use or product to another without compromising structural integrity or performance.
- Environmental impact. Recycling steel reduces the amount of resources consumed and emissions produced involved in creating steel products, reducing its impact on our environment and our planet.
- Economy. Not having to produce new steel for every new product also reduces the cost of steel products to consumers – enhancing the already great value of this high-quality building material.
- American manufactured. Worldwide is proud to use exclusively American steel, which means – because U.S. steel mills use largely recycled materials – that buying recycled steel is an important part of keeping money and jobs in our country and our communities.
(Source: Recycled Steel Institute)
Be sure to check out all the custom styles, finishes, and other options we offer, and give us a call to let us help you with your next (recycled) steel building project!