New Uses for By-Products

Material Efficency

BlueScope Steel has implemented a number of initiatives to reduce the generation of waste materials, reuse waste materials in the steelmaking process and recycle waste materials offsite, often finding alternate markets for steelmaking by-products.

Many by-products are recycled into the steelmaking process, including dusts, greases and oils, and refractories. Associated wastes, including concrete, bulk plastic bags and timber are also recycled.

By-products and associated waste have many uses from road base, concrete and cement to garden mulch. A number of operations are also implementing innovative ways to reduce packaging materials used to transport products.

Together, these initiatives have prevented thousands of tonnes of waste materials going to landfill each year.

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