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BrookeChaplan posted a blog entry in Brooke Chaplan's Green BlogIf you are interested in helping the environment, it is important to recycle your steel items. This way, old or damaged items can be given a new life as a different product. It is an easy way to start living a green lifestyle in your home. Are you interested in creating a healthier environment? Here are four ways steel can be recycled and reused to save the planet. Home Goods There are many steel service centers that turn scrap metal into home goods. You may find furniture and fixtures that are made of recycled steel. The steel may also be reused as a material for your roof. Are you looking to invest in artwork and other decorative pieces for your home? You can look into items that are made of recycled steel. Recycled steel gives these pieces a new life while adding a modern touch to your home. Food Packaging When you drop your scrap steel and metal off at a steel service center, you are donating materials that can be used for food packaging. The materials are used to make aluminum cans for food and beverages, and you may even find reusable steel canisters and bowls made of recycled steel. You can also rest assured that the materials are cleaned and sanitized as needed to ensure they are safe to use on food. Manufactured Products Steel and metal can also be reused as new products altogether, such as stainless steel appliances. The steel items you drop off at a service center today may also become a part of the plumbing, construction or automobile industry tomorrow. Companies that use recycled steel are not adding as much smoke or chemicals into the environment. At-Home Uses You can also find your own way to reuse steel items around the house. Instead of throwing out a tin coffee or tea canister, reuse it as a planter for your indoor garden. A tin canister also makes a great pencil or pen holder on your desk, or you can use it to hold spare change or craft supplies. If you cannot reuse these items at home, be sure to look into steel service centers in your area. If you want to create a healthier environment for everyone, it is important to take the steps to reduce your carbon footprint. You can do your part in saving the planet by dropping off your unwanted steel items at a local service center to be recycled and reused.