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  • The sustainable material

    Steel is a uniquely sustainable material because once it is made it can be used, as steel, for ever. Steel is infinitely recycled, so the investment in making steel is never wasted and can be capitalized on by future generations.

    Steel is a material that is used, not consumed. Steel can uniquely claim to be the only truly recyclable material because when steel is recycled, there is no down-grading. The steel recycling loop is a true closed loop.  It is recycled and used again, without any loss of quality, time after time.  The investment of resources in making steel is not wasted because steel is not consumed.

    Only truly recycled materials, which are never down-graded, but are used again and again with no loss of properties, can enable a sustainable future. The non-renewable resources used to make steel, like minerals and fossil fuels, are not wasted because the steel will be used forever. This is truly sustainable.

    Steel is truly recyclable and is truly recycled.  

    Some facts:

    • Steel is the most recycled material in the world
    • Unlike other materials, steel is only used – never consumed.
    • Steel is not consumed because once made, it will be used again and again
    • Steel is a long-term investment that does not go to waste
    • Steel is the only truly cradle-to-cradle recycled material

    Recyclable and recycled

    Steel is not only fully recyclable, but is actually recycled.

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    Packaging recycling

    At Tata Steel we have a dedicated Packaging Recycling department in the UK. Packaging recycling is an important part of our business.

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