Sims Metal is celebrating National Manufacturing Day to raise awareness of the critical role recycling plays in manufacturing and the circular economy. By collecting and recycling scrap metal, and other materials, Sim Metal transforms waste into new resources that are reintroduced into the production chain and manufactured into new products.
According to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), 70 percent of materials processed by the recycling industry in the United States each year are used in American manufacturing, and 70 percent of all steel and stainless steel produced in the United States is made from scrap!
Using recycled metal, versus newly mined metal, significantly reduces the consumption of both natural resources and energy. Sims Metal helps manufacturers be more efficient and achieve their sustainability goals by recycling their manufacturing waste and preparing it to be reused. Nonferrous metals do not degrade or lose their chemical properties in the recycling process, so if they are kept out of landfills they can be recycled an infinite number of times.
Manufacturing and metal recycling go hand in hand. For this reason, we are very pleased to join ISRI in celebrating National Manufacturing Day! Find out more about how Sims Metal helps companies reach their sustainability goals and contributes to our purpose: create a world without waste to preserve our planet.