Contribution to Create a Recycling-oriented Society
Nippon Steel not only works on the realization of zero emissions with low environmental impacts and recycling of in-house waste, but also is actively engaged in recycling of by-products generated by society or other industries, by utilizing its iron-making process as a means of doing so.
Most of our internally-generated by-products are recycled in and outside of the Group. In fiscal 2017, our final disposal volume was 233,000 tons, which is lower than the fiscal 2020 target of 26,000 tons.
Nippon Steel recycles 100% of plastic containers and packaging collected from general households by a chemical recycling process using a coke oven.
Nippon Steel has created iron supply units composed of humus, soil and steel slag, the latter being a by-product of the steelmaking process that is rich in iron. Nippon Steel is supplying this product and promoting regeneration of seaweed beds.