Zinc brings a multitude of social and economic benefits to society. Man has discovered a wide range of uses for this versatile natural element with valuable characteristics and properties for various industrial applications. The most important use of zinc is in protecting steel from corrosion using hot-dip galvanizing technique. The metal is used to prolong the durability of steel, which is one of the most used materials on the planet. Both zinc and steel are 100% recyclable. The zinc-steel combination has considerable economic benefits in terms of life-cycle costs.