Recycling rate of 84% is new record
Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has hit a new all-time high of 84%. This new record rate confirms steel as Europe’s most recycled packaging material.
When you opt for metal packaging, you are not just ensuring that your packaging is recycled. You also contribute to fulfilling some important circular economy goals – such as keeping materials and products in use for as long as possible – when you choose a product that is designed to be used again and again in the most economically efficient way.
In Europe, the recycling infrastructure has been in place for a long time and as a consequence is both well-established and highly efficient.
Even though we have set this new record as an industry, now is not the time to rest on our laurels, but to continue our efforts to improve the collection and recycling of metal packaging. The Recycling Forever label and an increased focus on consumer education could be important contributions in this regard.