ArcelorMittal’s involvement ensures all available post-consumer packaging scrap is recycled
Packaging recovery centres, with the help of end-consumers, allow to recycle 82.5 percent of all steel packaging materials
To improve the quality and quantity of steel scrap, ArcelorMittal plays an active role in the French waste recycling system. We work directly with municipalities and their waste collectors, national authorities, and steel packaging associations to enhance recycling at the point of collection and in sorting centres.
To increase the quantity of material available for recycling, and improve scrap quality, ArcelorMittal also works directly with sorting centres. “Together with Ademe and Citeo, ArcelorMittal developed a guide to sorting steel packaging,” says Catherine Jung, environment and recycling manager for ArcelorMittal France.
Working together with sorting centre operators, ArcelorMittal is able to audit the quality of the packaging steel in their facility. “We can also help them correctly identify the right scrap category so the steel plant knows what they are receiving,” notes Catherine Jung.
The guide contains a series of recommendations to optimise the sorting of steel waste
The role of the consumer is essential in packaging recycling