Steel: Recycling world champion and the raw material of tomorrow
Steel is by far the most frequently reused raw material – around the world, approx. 570 million tonnes are recycled every year, equivalent to an incredible 78,000 Eiffel towers.
In the process, steel retains all its positive properties – without losing any of its quality. Steel is therefore also referred to as a “permanent material”. And not only that: the quality of recycled steel can be easily adapted to new requirements through alloying and other treatments.
This makes steel the world's most sought-after secondary raw material. Today's scrap steel is the raw material for tomorrow's high-tech products – and this is just one of the reasons why our department „Resources and Recycling“ is involved in this sector.