recycling one steel straw saves how many pounds of steel



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    A steel straw weighs approximately 1.6 ounces. This means that when recycled you could produce the same amount of steel in another shape. Recycling steel can save 0.115 lbs of iron ore, 0.062 lbs of coal and 0.005 lbs of limestone. Recycling on steel straw can also save 0.00016 barrels of oil.

    Recycling steel also saves between 60-74% of there energy used to create it from raw ore.

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