Scrap metal recycling has many major benefits for the environment. It helps cut greenhouse gas emissions, saves energy and protects the depletion of our natural resources. Producing steel products from recycled scrap metal requires significantly less energy than producing them from virgin ores. Most importantly however, scrap metal is a reusable resource! Unlike most other recyclables, scrap metals have an almost never-ending life cycle that allows them to be recycled over and over again. Recycling scrap metals also helps protect our landfills. By preventing unwanted metals from ending up in landfills, the amount of toxic metal components leaching into the soil is greatly reduced.