STEEL, THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND A LOW-EMISSIONS FUTURE
Moving to a low-emissions economy is the right thing to do now and for future generations.
New Zealand’s steel industry has a role to play because steel is fundamental to a new style of economy that underpins a more sustainable and low-emissions future – the circular economy.
In a circular economy society reduces the burden on nature by ensuring resources remain in use for as long as possible through use, reuse, remanufacture and recycling.
The Ministry for the Environment’s waste programme aims to transition New Zealand to a circular economy and is working with the global Ellen MacArthur Foundation to accelerate that.
Steel is fundament to the circular economy, a permanent material that can be reused and recycled infinitely.
We have the opportunity to work together and with government to accelerate the circular economy.
The SSC’s work focus is to help establish systems and tools that will enable businesses to action the circular economy through improving sustainability through the entire supply chain from steelmaking, manufacture and construction to reuse, remanufacture and recycling.