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Elevating Sustainability: Stainless Steel's Remarkable 95% Recyclability ♻️

Tuesday 14th November 2023

Arcus Wire Group, a leading supplier in the Australasian region, is at the forefront of sustainable solutions within the wire rope industry, proudly offering an impressive range of stainless steel wire rope and fittings that boast a 95% recyclability rate.

Recycling Stainless Steel: A Commitment to Sustainability

A recent article from Team Stainless, published in May 2023, draws attention to the exceptional recyclability of stainless steel. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology conducted a study, concluding that, on average, 95% of stainless steel gets recycled at the end of its lifecycle. This remarkable statistic not only highlights the material’s sustainability but also its vital role in promoting eco-friendly practices across industries. For more in-depth information, please refer to this link.

Unlocking the Secrets to Stainless Steel’s 95% Recyclability

Stainless steel stands out in the world of engineering materials, celebrated for its minimal environmental impact and its ability to maintain strength and durability through countless recycling processes. Every time stainless steel reaches the end of its life, it can be transformed into new, high-quality stainless steel, ensuring longevity and reducing industrial waste.

The Journey of Recycled Stainless Steel

Delving deeper into the 95% recyclability of stainless steel, it is interesting to discover its journey post-recycling. A significant 70% of recycled stainless steel is utilized to produce new stainless steel, while the remaining 25% finds a new purpose in creating carbon steel or special steel products. David Sheedy, CEO of Arcus Wire Group, emphasizes that “recycling is a pivotal process in maximising the value of this invaluable resource.”

Championing the Circular Economy with Stainless Steel

The impressive recyclability of stainless steel plays a crucial role in advancing the circular economy, aiming to minimize waste and make the most of our resources. “Providing our clients with stainless steel products isn’t just about durability and cost-effectiveness; it’s about supplying a sustainable solution that champions a 95% recyclable material, fully aligned with the principles of the circular economy,” shares David Sheedy.

A Call to Action: Choose Sustainability

Whilst the journey to a more sustainable planet has many challenges, the choice of recyclable materials such as stainless steel is a step in the right direction. With its significant 95% recyclability rate, stainless steel serves as a powerful reminder and call to action for industries to adopt greener practices and contribute to a thriving circular economy.

Life Cycle Cost Analysis: A Smart Investment

Arcus Wire Group encourages clients to consider stainless steel for their projects, large or small, utilizing life cycle cost analysis to determine the total cost of ownership. One notable example is the transition of a major pedestrian and cyclist bridge in Australia from mild steel to stainless steel, which has eliminated the need for isolation of dissimilar metals and delivered a cost-effective, aesthetically pleasing, and sustainable solution.

2023 ASSDA PACRIM Conference: A Commitment to Sustainability

The 2023 ASSDA PACRIM Conference highlighted the stainless steel industry’s dedication to sustainability and the circular economy. Many speakers conveyed to attendees the shared responsibility and commitment to a sustainable future, emphasizing that contributing to a circular economy is not just a choice but a duty.

Join the Sustainable Revolution with Arcus Wire Group

Arcus Wire Group continues to innovate, expanding its award-winning range of stainless steel wire rope and fittings to provide globally competitive, cost-effective, and sustainable solutions for clients worldwide. For more information contact the Arcus Wire Group team today.