Circular economy and recycling of metalsGreen Metals
The transformation of production and consumption towards a circular economy, where product life cycles are extended and wastes are regarded as resources is a key for a sustainable future. Metals are perfectly suited for a circular economy, as they can be infinitely recycled without degrading their quality or desired properties. With our in-depth metallurgical, technological and digital know-how, we develop recycling solutions for all stages of the production process – thereby enabling valuable, high-purity raw materials for reuse in high-tech products.
Recycling has always been an essential part of our plant solutions. Just as the steel industry has always used recycled iron and steel scrap, copper, aluminum or zinc are also recycled at very high rates. SMS group’s ambition is to be the technological leader for metallurgical process equipment that pushes recycling rates to their thermodynamic and technological limits. As such, we are a key enabler of a circular economy. We support our customers in embracing the opportunities and challenges posed by the circular economy by creating cost-effective and sustainable solutions.