Waste recycling and by-product manufacturing
Starting from 2004, NLMK Lipetsk stopped accumulating waste and began systematic efforts to process it. In 2020 the plant fully processed a 25 hectare slag dump, where 5 million tonnes of secondary resources had amassed.
Waste recycling (excluding stripping and tailings), without previously accumulated waste, %
Key projects aimed at improving waste management
- Production of blast furnace charge from industrial waste (BF shops and Coke Plant)
- Full recycling of all newly generated ferrum-containing waste
- Use of generated wood chips in the ferroalloy shop process
- No purchasing wood for the production of chips