Environmental responsibility

Environmental improvement initiatives at BlueScope

Waste

Reclamation of waste at Ironmaking

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During the No.5 Blast Furnace cast house floor trough repairs, a significant amount of waste products are generated including refractory material, iron skulls and sand.

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Waste

Interstate return dunnage processing for Tru-Spec®

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During 2016, a project was initiated to identify opportunities for re-using as many timbers as possible for the transportation of Tru-Spec®interstate.

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Waste

Recycling organic waste at Port Kembla Steelworks laboratories

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This project consisted of identifying opportunities to recycle organic waste generated at the laboratory instead of sending the waste off site for treatment and disposal.

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Waste

Clean Up Australia Day activities at Port Kembla Steelworks and Western Sydney Service Centre

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Clean Up Australia Day provides an opportunity for businesses and members of the community to actively engage in the collection of rubbish from within the local area.

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Waste

Recycling initiative for printer cartridges and electronic waste

BlueScope is committed to the efficient use of resources, preventing pollution, and reducing the environmental impact of its operations and products. We are continuously looking to reduce, reuse and recycle where we can. Recently a project was initiated to determine how we can recycle our printer cartridges and electronic waste without sending any waste to landfill.

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Waste Energy

Waste and energy savings at Slabmaking

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At the completion of every Basic Oxygen Steelmaking (BOS) heat, all loose materials (steel, slag and unconsumed fluxes) in the furnace are poured out prior to commencing the next heat. This resulted in the loss of steel, which compromises process yield, and fluxes that have not fully been consumed and could be used to treat the subsequent heat.

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Waste

Reducing hazardous waste to landfill at Hot Strip Mill

The process of grinding rolls from Port Kembla Steelworks Hot Strip Mill involves a recirculating water system with an additive that cools and lubricates the grinding wheel, while the water flushes away the metal shavings or debris (also known as swarf).

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Waste

Waste recovery and minimsation of filter cake

On World Environment Day 2015, the Port Kembla Steelworks Slabmaking Team was announced the winner of the inaugural BlueScope Environment Award for their project: Waste Recovery and Minimisation of Basic Oxygen Steelmaking (BOS) Filter Cake.

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