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Where steel waste can’t be used, wherever possible it should be recycled to re-enter the supply chain at the manufacture stage.

Key facts:

  • Steel is 100% recyclable
  • The use of steel scrap does not compromise the quality of new steel
  • Steel’s magnetic properties make it the easiest material to recover from waste streams
  • Scrap is an essential part of the steel production process

Steel has an enormous advantage over other materials with respect to recycling in that it is magnetic. This allows for an efficient, automotive and low cost separation from other materials which can be easily incorporated into most waste-handling and recovery processes.

More information about the research Tata Steel has done into the recycling of pre-finished steel is available in the Colorcoat® End of Life Technical Paper