Metal, a permanent material

Metal is called a permanent material because its properties remain unaltered over time even after repeated recycling and does not require the use of additives or other raw materials.

Metal retains its characteristics during the recycling process, thus allowing it to be recycled numerous times without undergoing progressive deterioration.

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The circular economy

A circular economy keeps resources in use, retrieving and recycling materials at the end of their lifespan in order to create new value.

Metal adapts perfectly to the circular economy concept. Metal recycling provides raw material and energy savings while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.