Earth-friendly iron -Three environmentally friendly points


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.