Ferrous metal

What’s the most recycled material on the planet? If you guessed ferrous metal — any magnetic metal that contains iron — you get a gold star. Just what makes the ferrous metal industry so important, how does recycling reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and what does the Eiffel Tower have to do with all of this? This video from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries explains it all.

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By Haley Shapley

Haley Shapley is based in Seattle, where recycling is just as cool as Macklemore, walking in the rain without an umbrella, and eating locally sourced food. She writes for a wide range of publications, covering everything from sustainability to fitness to travel. Read more of her work here.