Steel is the most recycled material on the planet, and is used in countless applications. In 2005, 43% of the steel produced in the world was recycled. While it is quite heavy, its strength combined with clever design can lead to relatively light, yet very strong geometry.
Eco-Pro: Steel is extremely recyclable, and often recycled. Stainless steel is a good naturally corrosion resistant material which requires no secondary finishing or coating, reducing processes.
Eco-Con: Steel is heavy, and when not designed properly, steel parts and add unnecessary weight to a product.