#21.05.2013 New record for steel packaging recycling is reached in Europe
APEAL (the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging) releases the latest European steel recycling figures. In 2011, 2.6 million tonnes of steel packaging were recycled to make new steel products, corresponding to an average European rate of 74%.
Steel remains the most recycled packaging material in Europe. Plastic, beverage cartons, aluminium and glass demonstrate rates of 33%, 37%, 67% and 70% respectively (according to latest available data).