Advantages of Steel that Contribute to Sustainable Society
Steel is an abundant, easy to procure, and sustainable material
Steel is a sustainable material to be reborn in new steel products endlessly
Steel is an outstanding material from the perspective of the Life Cycle Assessment
The Life Cycle Assessment method (LCA) is a way to evaluate environmental impact of a product over its entire life cycle. While many aspects of environmental impact cannot be seen, the LCA is an attempt to visualize the impact over the life cycle of a product, from production of its raw material to disposal and recycling of the end product. From the LCA perspective, steel can be regarded as a sustainable material with very low environmental impact relative to other materials.