The steel used in B-O-F shelving is made from a steel manufacturing process that includes 60-75% recycled steel. The use of recycled steel conserves raw materials and energy. The re-melting of steel requires 74% less energy than the production of virgin steel from raw materials. Using recycled steel also lessens the burden on landfill and waste facilities as well as prevents the deposit of discarded steel products in the environment. Steel scrap is readily available and is competitively priced. B-O-F customers benefit not only from the environmental benefits, but from the cost savings as well.