Why Steel is the Most Sustainable Material

According to the Australian Steel Institute (ASI), approximately 5.3 million tonnes of steel is produced in Australia each year [1]. Steel is an incredibly important construction material and is commonly used for its impressive strength, durability, lightness and sustainability – the latter of which has never been more important than it is now and will be the focus of the remainder of this blog.

Steel will be a valuable material in achieving a circular economy. The circular economy is essentially a shift from the current standard practice of ‘make, use and discard’ to a circular business model whereby products and their parts can be repaired, reused and recycled as much as possible.

Repair – Steel products are extremely durable and long-lasting, but if they do become damaged for some reason, they can be welded and repaired by a professional welder. Protective coatings can also be applied to protect steel from corrosion.

Reuse – Steel’s great durability enables it to be reused and repurposed in many different ways and even for different industries without impacting safety. The primary waste and by-products created during the steelmaking process can also be used, for example, slag can be used in asphalt, cement and fertilisers while processing gases can be used for electricity and heating.

Recycle – Steel is 100 per cent recyclable and is one of the most recycled materials around the world. The ASI states that 650 million tonnes of steel are recycled each year, helping to avoid more than 900 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.

At Dynamic Steelform, we manufacture a wide variety of steel products – from steel framing to steel roof trusses – from our specialist warehouse and manufacturing plant in Perth, Western Australia.

Each day we use high-quality materials from BlueScope Steel and operate several state-of-the-art precision machines. Each steel product Dynamic Steelform produces complies with the required Australian Standards. Our team of highly trained and qualified professionals ensure that attention to detail and safety is maintained to the highest degree at all times during the manufacturing process.

If you have a building or other project coming up and require steel, contact us today and our team can discuss your unique needs and requirements and how we can help. We can deliver products to the Perth metro area if needed. The delivery fee will depend on how far you are from our warehouse.

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