The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) has recently released a new 79.5% recycling rate for steel for packaging in Europe. A significant 2 percentage points increase from the previous year and a figure to be proud of compared to the other packaging materials.
This impressive all-time high rate is based on data from 2016 and shows that steel recycling in Europe is increasing every day and every year, getting closer to the industry’s self-imposed target of 80% by 2020.
Steel definitely is and remains the most recycled packaging material in Europe. Accordingly to this new rate, one should therefore understand that almost 8 out of 10 packaging items made of steel in Europe have been collected and recycled. That is quite something!
The perfect material to close the loop!
Interested in knowing more about steel recycling and the wonderful properties of steel? Visit the APEAL websiteImage courtesy of APEAL Banner image : Rawpixel.com / shutterstock.com
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