Each year, more steel is recycled in the US than paper, plastic, aluminum and glass combined.
The Steel Recycling Institute released the first industry-wide Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Cold-Formed Steel Studs and Track manufactured in the United States and Canada. The EPD quantifies the “cradle-to-gate” life cycle environmental impacts of these products, and can be used by architects and engineers to document these impacts. The EPD, based on a peer-reviewed life cycle assessment (LCA), can also help designers achieve the credits required for building certification within LEED® and other green building rating programs.
A life cycle inventory (LCI) study has been carried out by the World Steel Association (worldsteel) to quantify resource use, energy consumption, and environmental emissions associated with steel products. LCI data is used in life cycle assessments (LCAs) to benchmark performance, identify product improvement opportunities, address legislative and standards-based requirements, and assess competing materials. Through visiting the link below, you may request access to LCI data for products specific to the North American steel industry.
North American Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) Data Request Form
Estimated Tons Recycled By Material Since January 1, 2015
1/21/2015 - The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) announced the first-ever Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Summit to be held May 12 – 13, 2015, at the University of Maryland in ...
10/19/2014 - New role will position the organization to take a lead role in steel sustainability in North America.
10/13/2014 - Each year the Steel Recycling Institute tracks and reports the recycling rates for steel, the material, and common steel products.