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.