Stainless Steel

Stainless steel products rarely become waste at the end of their useful life. Stainless steel is

actively recycled on a large scale around the world by recyclers who collect and process scrap

(recycled stainless steel) for re-melting.

Stainless steel is 100% recyclable. Recycled stainless steel goods are systematically separated

and recovered to go back into the production process through recycling. An average stainless steel

object is composed of about 60% recycled material of which approximately 40% originates from end-

of-life products and about 60% comes from manufacturing processes.

The most widely found stainless steel scrap at us are the 304, also known as 18/8 for its

composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel and the 316 grade, used primarily for its increased

resistance to corrosion. A typical composition of 18% chromium and 10% nickel, commonly known

as 18/10 stainless, is often used in cutlery and high-quality cookware.