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Sustainable Development of Ukrainian Iron and Steel Industry Enterprises in Regards to the Bulk Manufacturing Waste Recycling Efficiency Improvement

O. Filonenko1

1Metinvest Holding, Mariupol, Ukraine

Min. miner. depos. 2018, 12(1):115-122

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      Purpose.Identify the tendency of sustainable development of Ukrainian iron and steel industry enterprises regarding the raising of the bulk manufacturing waste recycling efficiency.

      Methods. To achieve this purpose, a comprehensive methodological approach has been used, including an analysis of Ukrainian and foreign statistics data on the bulk manufacturing waste accumulation and handling, the analysis of potential consumers of goods from the Mining and Metallurgical Company (MMC) waste products of Ukraine, as well as the study of common policy tools for settling the issues of manufacturing waste accumulation in world practice.

      Findings. It was determined that smelter slags, which are an underestimated resource in the Ukrainian economy, are of primary interest in terms of the efficiency of bulk manufacturing waste recycling in Ukraine. In international practice, ferrous slags are used as a valuable resource base for many areas of business, which in most cases became possible through the implementation of favorable policies in the area of resource-saving and ecology. In addition, this paper identifies the main market barriers hampering the smelter slags recycling in Ukraine, as well as additional market restrictions for Mariupol metallurgical complexes that arose as a result of a military conflict.

      Originality. A number of policy tools (favorable policies in the area of resource-saving and ecology) have been formulated at national and regional levels to create the necessary competitive conditions for the smelter slags recycling and to support the sustainable development of MMC enterprises of Ukraine.

      Practical implications. The introduction of the proposed control mechanisms for the ferrous slags recycling will enable the provision of such industries as road engineering, cement and concrete industry, agriculture and a number of other industries with valuable industrial raw materials and above all, to ensure a balance of sustainability at the local level and eliminate the need for new territories to be allocated for manufacturing waste.

      Keywords: sustainable development, bulk manufacturing waste, smelter slag, waste recycling, policy tools


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