New Zealand is on a journey to low emissions because it's the right thing to do for future generations.

New Zealand also wants to build resilience to the impacts of climate change, to reduce waste, lessen our impact on the environment and sustain and enhance our economic and social wellbeing.

Some might say the metals industry, which contributes a share of the 6 per cent of total New Zealand CO2 emissions produced by industrial processors and product users, is a problem in this vision - keeping in mind, energy and transport produce 41 per cent.

Metals such as steel and aluminium are also infinitely recyclable and easily repurposed. Adopting more of these "circular economy" processes is estimated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in some manufacturing sectors by 79 to 99 per cent.

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