Green Choices

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Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has reached a new high of 79,5% and is well on track to reach the industry’s self-imposed target of 80% by 2020, according to figures issued by the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging. This new all-time high, representing data from 2016, means that for every 10 items of steel packaging put on the European market, close to 8 have been collected, effectively recycled and made available for the manufacture of new steel products. (Press release - June 2018)

Steel and iron are the most recycled materials in the world due in part to the opportunity to recover large structures as well as the ease of reprocessing. The use of magnets in the sorting process enables recyclers to easily separate them from the mixed waste stream. The amazing metallurgical properties of steel allow it to be recycled continuously with no degradation in performance, and from one product to another. Steel is 100% recyclable. At present, about 50% of the total EU steel production is derived from recycled steel scrap.

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