Circular economy

At SSMI we have a well-defined waste route aided by a well-established step by step monitoring process that ensures appropriate management of the waste. Steel's 100% recycle ability and high recovery rates help to save the use of additional resources and the generation of significant waste. Our efforts are focused on this larger goal and we are keen to embrace a zero waste system in the future

Steel & Waste

Recycling not only keeps materials from being sent to landfills, but also enables 100% usage of scrap in steel production making steel the most recycled industrial material globally. When the full life cycle of steel products is taken into account, steel enables a sustainable society, through a circular economy. By-products or residues from steel are inevitable and include scales, slags, sludge and dust. If not reused, they may be sold to others.

Approach to Waste

As part of our waste management measures, we are aiming at reducing our landfill rate, reusing our manufacturing output, responsible e-Waste management, and moving towards zero hazardous waste.

Our Initiatives

We are sending refractories bricks and papers for gain full utilization. All our hazardous waste material generated are sent to authorized recyclers and are stored in secured landfill wherever applicable. All our electronic waste is recycled through an authorized recycler. In order to engage employees more actively in our zero waste goal, we undertake Waste to Wealth theme-based months for capacity building and receive employee suggestions. Our goal is a Zero Waste to Landfill system, where all solid and hazardous wastes will be recycled or reused.

We are working on small unit for separation of metal from the slag. This will enable us to send this slag for road construction, cement manufacturing and other gainful utilization

Exploring and researching on the use of Fume Extraction System (FES) dust for circularity in pig iron industry industries.

Our Outlook

As global steel production increases, the volume of by-products, residues, and overall waste going to landfills will grow. There is a need for stronger R&D to ensure maximum reduction or reuse of waste generated by companies.


Steel production typically generates by-products or residues such as scales, slags, sludge and dust. We either treat or reuse these during production, or sell to other industries. For instance, we recycle a portion of refractories bricks every month.