Economics and ecology-wise, scrap metal processing signifies natural resource conservation.

The ecological balance of SMV metal recycling is clear for all to see:

  • extremely low-emission working processes using modern technologies
  • high product-relevant rates of return for smelting operations – between 85% and 100% depending on material
  • 10% of the energy required when recovering steel from scrap compared to iron ore mining and pig iron extraction and smelting