When shopping for new kitchen utensils or cookware, look for items made from 100 percent recycled steel. One benefit of using recycled metal is a major reduction in greenhouse gases and energy use because it uses less energy to recycle the metal than to make metal from virgin ore. Recycling one ton of steel conserves 2,500 pounds of iron ore; 1,400 pounds of coal; and 120 pounds of limestone. Recycled steel products have the same durability, wear and strength of nonrecycled. And remember: When it's time to dispose of recycled steel products, toss them in the recycling bin to be made into new products yet again.