Recycling Process

At Spencer Metals, we believe our business has a strong positive impact on the environment and are committed to working with manufacturers in the region to meet their metal recycling needs.


The Bureau of International Recycling reports that using recycled steel to make new steel enables:
  • 86% reduction in air pollution
  • 40% reduction in water usage
  • 76% reduction in water pollution
  • 60-74% reduction in direct energy costs required in manufacturing
Using old steel to make new steel also allows:
  • Preservation of virgin raw materials such as coal, iron ore and wood
  • Lower raw material procurement costs for steel processing
  • Greater manufacturing efficiency for steel manufacturers


Recycled steel today forms one of the most important raw materials for steel makers around the world. Electric arc furnaces rely almost entirely on recycled steel as their raw material with smaller quantities being utilized by blast furnaces as well. All in all, the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) estimates that globally 42% of new steel is made from recycled steel, leading to 62-74% of energy savings for steel manufacturers.

Over 400 million tonnes of metal are recycled every year, enough weight to build 2 Burj Khalifa towers every day of the year, with steel being the world’s most recycled material.

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