The three Rs of sustainable steel

According to the World Steel Association website – Reduce, reuse and recycle are the three Rs of sustainability. For decades, the steel industry has been reducing the need for raw materials and encouraging reuse of existing products. Steel is the world’s most recycled material.

The world steel industry applies the principles of reduction, reuse and recycling in many ways, in order to improve the sustainability of the industry. This fact sheet outlines the achievements that the industry has made in each of the three Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle.

The complete World Steel Association fact sheet can be found at Reduce, reuse, recycle (3Rs) fact sheet (PDF, 555 KB)