• Brand owners acknowledge the reliability of steel, yet underestimate recycling performance

    Eight out of 10 brand owners say steel provides the best damage resistance of any packaging material according to new research, launched at Interpack today (9 May). Undertaken by UK-based Sheffield Hallam University, the study examined brand owners’ attitude towards the competing environmental claims of...... Read more

  • Steel confirmed as most recycled packaging material in Europe

    APEAL (the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging) has released the latest European steel recycling figures. In 2012, 2.7 million tonnes of steel packaging were recycled to make new steel products, corresponding to an average European rate of 74%. This reinforces the long...... Read more

  • Strong Steel for Packaging presence at Interpack 2014 – APEAL to host own stand

    APEAL will host a dedicated ‘Steel for Packaging’ stand for the first time at the forthcoming Interpack show in Düsseldorf, 8th – 14thMay 2014. APEAL will be located at stand B53 in Hall 11. Secretary general, Alexander Mohr, believes the show to be an ideal...... Read more

  • APEAL discusses the benefits of greater steel recycling in the press this week

    “Recycling Waste World”  highlights the recycling credentials of steel packaging and the potential savings in emissions, resource use and energy to be gained from boosting recyling in the UK. Read the full article here... Read more

  • A lightweight steel can is “The Canmaker”s 2013 Can of the Year

    The lightweight food can that is 15 percent lighter than conventional two-piece cans, shows how steel can inspire ever-greater innovation and resource efficiency, whilst still retaining material strength during transport. The can was developed by Ardagh Group in collaboration with France-based vegetable canner Bonduelle. More...... Read more

  • “Packaging can have a direct positive effect on resource efficiency” says EU Commissioner

    The direct positive effect of packaging on resource efficiency was outlined by EU Commissioner Janez Potocnik during the remarks that opened the 20th anniversary of EUROPEN (The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment) in Brussels last week. The event brought together over 150 representatives...... Read more

  • APEAL to speak at the forthcoming Canmaker Summit

    Stefan Landesz , Marketing Director of TataSteel and Board member of APEAL, will represent APEAL at the Canmaker Summit in Edinburgh next month, speaking on the 7 reasons to take a fresh look at the sustainable benefts of Steel for Packaging. More information here... Read more

  • UN rewards resource efficiency leadership of Commissioner Potočnik

    EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, supporter of the 2012 debate “Metal’s contribution to a resource efficient Europe. What is more sustainable than permanent?” featuring APEAL and industry partners, receives UN Champions of the Earth 2013 award for Policy Leadership, recognising his efforts in promoting Resource...... Read more

  • More food for thought, from UNEP.

    UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) focuses its annual children’s painting competition on the need to save food. More information here. Revisit the “Steel for Packaging Update” interview of UNEP’s Philip Strothmann and Prof. Thomas Graedel, on the subject of resource efficiency and steel here.... Read more

  • Food for thought.

    As a new FAO report details the staggering harm food waste makes to climate, water, land and biodiversity, the latest Steel for Packaging Update demonstrates how the can has an important role to play in saving food. Read more here... Read more