#10.12.2009 New figures show 70% of steel for packaging now recycled in Europe

A landmark 70% of steel packaging now recycled in Europe

The latest figures from APEAL show that over 2.5 million tonnes of food and drinks cans and other steel containers were recycled in 2008, saving 3.9 million tonnes of CO2.  According to the latest available data, this places recycling rates for steel above those of other packaging materials such as plastic, beverage cartons and glass (29%1, 33%2 and 62%3respectively).

1 Source : Plastics Europe (2008)
2 Source : ACE (2008)
3 Source : FEVE (2007)