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Recycling fun facts – Metal recycling throughout history

Did you know that metal recycling is one of the most ancient practices of the world? Today we bring you 6 recycling fun facts throughout history.

#1 Humans have been melting and reforging metals since the year 700 B.C.E.

#2 Some of the 7 world wonders are made completely or partially of recycled materials.

#3 The Statue of Liberty is covered in 80 tonnes of copper and bronze partially recycled.

#4 Historians have found references to recycling metals on clay tables dating from Mesopotamia and Egypt.

#5 The Colossus of Rhodes was made partially of recycled bronze. After its destruction, it was found by turks and… recycled!

#6 The invention of the printing press (CCA 1440) had a huge impact on the recycling industry, due to the letters having to be reforged every few days.


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Alberich Historical fun facts about recycling Infographic

Recycling through the ages