Highly commended environment award: global plastic reuse program

Waste Reduction3

A cross functional team of employees from Steelscape, North America, and Australian Steel Products devised a system for reusing plastic barriers placed around coils shipped from Australia to Steelscape’s Kalama, and Rancho Cucamonga sites. Due to limited local recycling options, operators now collect the barriers when unpacking the coils, and stack all those ready for reuse to be shipped back to Australia. The success of this initiative means Steelscape no longer sends nearly 20 tonnes of plastic to landfill each year, and Australian Steel Products has saved around $50,000 per annum on the cost of purchasing the barriers.

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