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Steel Recycling Institute Reports Increase for 2001

Pittsburgh -- The Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) has estimated that the steel recycling rate for 2001 reached 67.8 percent, up 3.7 percent from 2000. According to SRI, nearly 66 million tons of post-industrial and post-consumer scrap were recycled in 2001.

Steel recycling was led by the recovery of junk cars, followed by structural beams and plates from construction and demolition (C&D) sites, reinforcement bars, household appliances and steel cans.