The need to choose eco-friendly products
Do you know about the "microplastic problem"? About 700 species of organisms such as fish, birds, marine mammals and sea turtles are injured or killed by plastic products flowing into the sea. As countermeasures, such as the development and utilization of alternative materials, are being urgently taken all over the world.
Steel as an alternative to resin
Steel is an environmentally friendly material, and from the perspective of the SDGs, it should be the material of choice in this era. Here are three points that make steel environmentally friendly.
1. Easy to recycle
Iron, the material from which steel is made, is highly recyclable. Even if it is discarded without sorting, it can be collected by magnets and recycled without leaks. Used iron products can be reborn again and again, as they can be turned back into clean iron again.
2. It is an abundant resource on earth
One-third of the weight of the earth is iron. It is the most abundant metal resource on earth, and it is easy to mine and does not burden the earth. In addition, iron is a plentiful resource, has excellent recyclability, and can be produced with a small amount of energy. Compared to the price per weight, it is cheaper than bottled water.
3. It can be returned to nature
Unlike resin, which remains on earth almost forever, iron is in harmony with nature. Iron born from the earth is processed into steel and turned into a toolbox, which can be returned to the earth after use. Once returned to the soil, it will be naturally decomposed by bacteria in just a few decades.
Advantages as a tool box
It is characterized by its high strength compared to other metals such as aluminum as well as resin. The contents of the box can be stored safely because it does not easily bend or deform even when stacked. Also, as it rusts, it is unique to steel that it has a leather-like taste.
Would you like to live an eco-friendly life by using an eco-friendly Toyo Steel tool box?
Earth-friendly steel tool boxes are available in various sizes and colors. Please check it.
・Earth-Friendly Steel Can / Japan Iron and Steel Federation
・Earth-friendly story of "Steel Can = Iron" / Nippon Steel Co.