Maintaining and improving the Earth’s environmental stability has always been a primary focal point for Okon Metals. We use cutting edge technology in emission reduction, recycle thousands of tons monthly, and participate in community clean ups. Our actions demonstrate that the environment has been one of our cornerstones since our inception nearly a century ago.
The scrap metal recycling industry purchases, processes, and brokers materials to be remade into new products, providing critical resources for America’s manufacturing industries. Our industry annually transforms more than 150 million tons of obsolete materials from consumers, businesses, and manufacturers into useful raw materials. With the growing societal focus on protecting our natural resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the scrap recycling industry is being recognized as the world’s largest and oldest environmental industry.
Did you know?
Recycling one ton of steel conserves 2,500 lbs of iron ore, 1,400 lbs of coal, and 120 lbs of limestone.
2 out of 3 lbs of steel made in the U.S. is manufactured using ferrous scrap.
Recycling 1 refrigerator saves the energy equivalent of 36 gallons of gasoline.
Scrap accounts for 40% of the world's raw material needs.
The metal recycling done by Okon Metals protects the earth’s air, water, and land, allowing society to have less impact on the planet and directly contributing to today’s and tomorrow’s quality of life.