Steel is vital when it is thought in a green economy in which economic growth and environmental protection go hand-in-hand.
Steel is the most recycled material in the world.
Percentage of recycled steel:
> 85% in construction
> 85% in automobiles
> 90% in machinery
> 50% in household appliances
Steel is the most used material in infrastructure and machinery for the exploitation of renewable energies such as solar or wind.
All steel created in the last 150 years can be recycled and used in new products and applications.
For its properties, steel can be infinitely recycled, without losing Its attributes and move from one product to another.
Today, 2 from every 3 tons of steel are produced from recycled steel. The use of iron ore to produce the rest is because of its multiple applications, the world requires more steel to grow.
During the past 30 years, the industry has introduced innovations that today enable to produce a ton of steel with 50% less energy than before.
The 97% of the byproducts of the steel industry can be recovered and reused (slags, process liquids, powders, zinc, etc.)
The water used in steelmaking processes, is returned almost entirely (except as evaporated). Even the water that is recycled into rivers and other sources again is generally cleaner than when it was extracted.