Steel Life Cycle
Pacific Steel Group is extremely proud to be one of New Zealand's largest recyclers. Below is the Steel Life Cycle that our company operates. Steel is one of those materials that truly makes sense to recycle.
Recycled Steel can be made by using as little as 25% of the energy it takes to make virgin steel and that doesn't take into account the savings in terms of mining, transportation, landfill and greenhouse gas emissions.
The American Institute of Architects Environmental Resource Guide says that each tonne of recycled steel saves 1100 kg of iron ore, 600 kg of coal and 50 kg of limestone. The AIA also states that every kilogram of steel produced from recycled sources rather than raw materials, saves 12.5 MJ of energy, 86% less emissions to air are produced; 40% less water is used; and 97% less mining waste is created.