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Global: R&D

01.01.2015

Our global R&D division is currently working with the Worldsteel Association on a number of recycling projects. We are collaborating with the automotive industry to investigate how much more value can be gained by dismantling vehicles before they are shredded. For example, this can help recover valuable copper. We are also working with a number of European universities on steel product lifespans, and how the stock of steel flows from one use to the next. This is creating a single authoritative source of recycling data on a country-by-country and product-by-product basis, which will help identify the obstacles to more recycling, both by market and by use.