*Recycling tin and steel cans saves between 60-74% of the energy used to produce them from raw materials.
*1 ton of recycled steel saves the energy equivalent of 3.6 barrels of oil, and 1.49 tons of iron ore over the production of new steel.
*Steel cans were recycled at the rate of 58% in 2007.
*The amount of steel recovered through recycled packaging in 2007 (nearly 1.5 million tons) would yield enough steel to build 185,000 steel framed homes.
*In 2007, nearly 2 million tons of steel was recovered from recycled appliances.
*The steel from the more than 39 million appliances recycled last year yielded enough steel to build about 160 stadiums the size of the new Pittsburgh Steelers stadium.
*In 2007, there were 26 cars recycled every minute across the U.S.
*Each year steel recycling saves the energy equivalent to electrically power about 1/5th of the households in the U.S. (or about 18 million homes) for 1 year.
*Every ton of steel recycled saves 2,500 lbs. of iron ore, 1,400 lbs. of coal and 120 lbs. of limestone.
*Annually, enough energy is saved by recycling steel to supply Los Angeles with electricity for almost 10 years.