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Scrap

recyclable materials left over from product manufacturing and consumption

Scrap is a term used to describe recyclable materials left over from every manner of product consumption, such as parts of vehicles, building supplies, and surplus materials. Often confused with waste, scrap in fact has significant monetary value.

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Crushed cars on their way to be melted into new steel

Overall, the scrap industry processes more than 145,000,000 short tons (129,464,286 long tons; 131,541,787 t) of recyclable material each year into raw material feedstock for industrial manufacturing around the world. One example is scrap steel.