We are very biased and love metal of course but did you know…..From a sustainability standpoint, metal is a clear choice for designers seeking a durable, long-lasting, and beautiful material option for facades, interior features and artwork. The myriad of benefits, including recuperation of cost once the material reaches its aesthetic lifespan, make metal one of the greenest options available in the marketplace today.
Here are a few fun facts about the metals we use most frequently at Modern Metal: Steel, Aluminum and Stainless Steel
–Steel is 100 percent recyclable, which means it can be recycled into the same material of the same quality again and again.
Steel provides many environmental benefits which other metals do not deliver. Steel is classed as one of the most suitable metals for recycling as its condition requires little maintenance, the end-of-life condition is 100% recyclable and it can be reused an infinite amount of times.
–Aluminum has about one-third the density and stiffness of steel. After steel, it is the most frequently used metal in the world and its uses continue to expand. Aluminum is amongst the most environmentally friendly metals on the planet. On a percentage basis, it is the most recycled of any industrial metal.
–Stainless steel is a green product. It is 100% recyclable, as it is not coated with any toxic material it does not produce toxic run-off. … Its impact on the environment is minimal when compared to other materials and its life impact reduces significantly as it used and recycled.
These facts make us feel good about what we do, and hopefully will make you feel good as well, knowing that your Modern Metal products are contributing to a more eco-friendly world.