Recycling

Steel is the most recycled packaging material in Europe.

Because steel has magnetic properties, it can be easily recovered from all efficient waste streams.

Recycling saves resources (iron ore, coal, limestone) and reduces CO2 emissions.

Steel is a permanent material that can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality

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Using recycled steel saves 70% energy0%

STEEL: THE RECYCLING CHAMPION

Steel is the most recycled packaging material in Europe and across the world.

100% of all recycled steel packaging is reused to make new steel

In Europe, recycling infrastructures have been in place for a long time so are well-established and highly efficient

76% of steel packaging is recycled in Europe (2014)

The industry aims to achieve an average European recycling rate for steel packaging of 80% by 2020