• 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

  • Steel beverage can recycling reaches 89,4% in Spain

    Latas de Bebidas, the Spanish canmakers association, has reported impressive beverage can recycling results in Spain. A total of 6 000 million metal cans (steel and aluminium) were recycled in 2012, representing a 86,4% metal recycling rate. The recycling rate for steel cans reached 89,4%....... Read more

  • APEAL supports review of European Packaging and Packaging Waste directive

    The European Commission has begun the consultation process for an amendment that aims to apply in 2014. With 74% of Steel for Packaging already recycled in Europe, APEAL welcomes the review and looks forward to greater recycling targets for all materials that would benefit both...... Read more

  • Eat. Think. Recycle.

    Europe has taken yet another step in the direction of a truly recycling society. The latest figures from APEAL, verified by an independant third party, show that European households recycled more steel packaging in 2011, increasing the percentage of steel packaging recycled for the 12th...... Read more

  • Steel packaging designs win awards

    With new embossing, shaping and printing techniques today’s steel packaging designers are pushing back technical limits and providing their customers with endless possibilities for product differentiation. Today’s steel containers don’t just catch the eye, they make the consumer want to reach out and touch… Steel...... Read more