Life cycle indicators of tinplate

APEAL’s latest LCI study measured several standard impact categories. These indicators demonstrate how the European steel for packaging industry has continued its trend towards more energy- and resource-efficient production.

Since 2006

CO2 emissions (GWP) of tinplate production

Primary energy



Evolution of recycling rate

Over the last 20 years, the average recycling rate in Europe has steadily increased,
from 25% in 1991 to 85,5% (2020).

Source: APEAL

Evolution of CO2 emissions

In that same time, production emissions have steadily decreased,
falling from 83% to 38,9% (2013).

Source: APEAL

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