How much metal is recycled in the USA per year?

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asked Aug 25, 2017 in Conservation by J Binder (330 points)
How much metal is recycled and reused in the USA each year?

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answered Aug 25, 2017 by Lilly21 (29,620 points)
Hard to give an exact answer but Americans recycle and process over 80 million Tons of Steel per year.

Add to that all other metals such as copper, Aluminum, Brass, and stainless steel the number of tons of metal recycled is probably close to if not over 500 million tons of metal recycled each year.

That's a lot of metal recycled.

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