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Step 1: Raise and Extract
Steel is produced from ore that is mined in Brazil.
Copper is Mined from Chile, and Peru.
Step 2: Process
ABS is made by a process where the raw materials go to a refinery to be produced into plastic, from there they use techniques such as injection molding to create the desired shape.
Raw Iron ore is taken to the blast furnace to remove all the impurities. From there they add carbon usually less that one percent to produce steel. the blast furnace has temperatures of over 3000 Fahrenheit
copper is produced by being fed into a oxygen infused furnace with flux. After the copper has been smelted for the first time the slag or excess material is left to be removed. A second round of smelting allows for the the copper to be cleaned even further. in the end they have 99.95% pure copper.
Step 3: Manufacturing
Step 4: Use
Step 5: Recycle
The ABS plastic can not be recycled easily as it is made from many different types of resins, the only way to recycle this is by sending the plastic back to the manufacturer
Copper is very easy to recycle, because all you have to do is re-smelt it and produce it into another product.