Like brass, stainless steel (sometimes referred to as Inox) is an alloy of various metals consisting of iron, chromium, nickel and carbon. Besides these metals, it also contains titanium, manganese, nitrogen and silicon. Stainless steel is a hard, tough alloy and is highly resistant to weather, wind and vandalism. It is therefore ideally suited for ATMs, waste bins and switch boxes. Professional kitchens and kitchen equipment are also often made of stainless steel. Although it takes a lot of energy to recycle stainless steel (the melting point is above 1000 degrees), it is still widely reused. Approximately 80% of stainless steel scrap is ultimately recycled.