95% of stainless steel is recycled at the end of its life

June 2023 | Sustainability

Team Stainless has issued a summary of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s detailed analysis of stainless steel stocks and flows.

The analysis concluded that on average 95% of stainless steel is recycled at the end of its life.

In this comprehensive summary document, you will learn about the life cycle of stainless steel, from the input of raw materials, through steel production, to the manufacture of items in various end-use sectors.

Based on 2019 data, the document also shows in-use stocks by market, end-of-life flows by market, end-of-life recycling rates for stainless steel and the recycled content of stainless steels.

You can access the document following this link.