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Steel: Recycling world champion and the raw material of tomorrow

Published: 29.03.2021

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.

Find out more about our Resources and Recycling department here.