Integrated steel manufacturer JSW Steel has accomplished a ‘significant breakthrough in environmental sustainability’ by successfully injecting waste plastic into Blast Furnace 3 at its Vijayanagar steel plant following extensive trials.

The company hopes that by injecting waste plastic into the process, coke consumption will be reduced, while maintaining the quality of the iron produced, and addressing the issue of plastic waste management.

LR Singh, COO, JSW Steel Vijayanagar Works, stated: “We are very happy to announce the successful waste plastic injection trial at our blast furnace. This breakthrough aligns with our vision of being a responsible corporate citizen and underscores our commitment to sustainable practices.”

GS Rathore, COO, JSW Steel, added: “The successful implementation of waste plastic injection is a testament to JSW Steel’s dedication to sustainable practices and technological innovation. As we move forward, we remain committed to scaling up our waste plastic injection rate to higher levels, further reducing our carbon footprint.”

JSW Steel’s goal is to ‘minimize its environmental footprint, and establish new benchmarks in the steel industry’, through the utilization of processes including waste plastic injection.