SSAB’s Recycling operations cover the entire value chain from R&D and production to marketing and sales. The operations consist primarily of three parts; recirculation of materials to SSAB’s own production, processing and selling products externally and managing waste that cannot be recirculated or processed into new products in a sustainable way. This includes the handling of material sent to landfill in the Nordics. SSAB delivers by-products globally. Around 4 million tonnes of residuals are handled each year, with an average of almost half being recirculated and one third being sold externally. The remainder is either used in internal infrastructure or put into temporary storage. Only about 5% is sent to landfills.