Chilean steelmaker Aceros AZA has joined efforts to promote circularity in Chile. The Ministry of Environment and SOFOA had recently launched new strategy to promote the circularity of secondary industrial and mining products at the Aceros plant. The public-private initiative will allow development of instruments to enable the use of 8.6 million tons of waste, which currently ends up in disposal sites. The collaboration agreement aims to replicate in Chile the practices followed in developed countries, by which residues can be recognized as raw materials for various production processes.Companies joining the group with the Chilean ministry and SOFOFA include Aceros AZA, ISA interval, Arauco, Anglo American, Colbun, Sodexo, Teck, Aguas Andinas, Antofagasta Minerals, Glencore, Aclara, Magotteaux, Ecometales, CMPC and Elecmetal.The efficient use of materials that are discarded today will reduce more than 94 million tons of carbon dioxide per year. The strategy seeks to ensure that materials including steel slag, copper slag, fly ash, plant sludge of sewage treatment, crushed asphalt and organic waste are used systematically in the economy.