Press Releases

  • STEEL PACKAGING RAISES THE BAR WITH RECORD RECYCLING RATE OF 84%

    Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has hit a new all-time high of 84%. It is an increase of 1,5% and is the ninth consecutive year in which the overall recycling rate has risen. Alexis Van Maercke, secretary general of APEAL, said: “Once again, this...... Read more

  • APEAL WELCOMES NEW MEMBER ACCIAIERIE D’ITALIA

    APEAL is delighted to welcome its sixth member, Genoa-based Acciaierie d’Italia. Viliam Gašpar, President of APEAL, said: “Adding Acciaierie d’Italia to our members represents a significant step in the drive to strengthen our industry, drive growth and improve the wider understanding of steel as a...... Read more

  • APEAL ANNOUNCES 2025 VISION FOR RECYCLING

    APEAL has announced its 2025 vision for recycling – Zero steel packaging to landfill – as part of Steel for Packaging Week, a virtual event designed to showcase steel as the model material for a 21st century circular economy. The 2025 Vision is set to...... Read more

  • APEAL TO HOST VIRTUAL STEEL FOR PACKAGING WEEK

    APEAL has confirmed it will host a virtual event, Steel for Packaging Week, later this month, announcing its new vision for recycling. It follows news of the cancellation of Interpack, at which the association was due to exhibit. The Steel for Packaging Week is free...... Read more

  • APEAL WELCOMES THE PLENARY VOTE ON THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY ACTION PLAN 2.0 REPORT IN SUPPORT OF PERMANENT MATERIALS

    The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL), European Aluminium, the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) and Metal Packaging Europe, members of the Permanent Materials Coalition, welcome the plenary adoption of the European Parliament’s own-initiative report on the European Commission’s Circular Economy Action...... Read more

  • CEAP 2.0: APEAL welcomes report adopted today in the European Parliament

    APEAL  welcomes the report adopted today by the Environment Committee (ENVI) in the European Parliament, on the Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) 2.0 communication published by the European Commission in March 2020. A cornerstone of the European Green Deal, the CEAP 2.0 is designed to...... Read more

  • APEAL APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT

    APEAL has appointed Viliam Gašpar, Director of Customer Technical Service at U.S. Steel Košice, as the association’s new President. Viliam Gašpar was elected unanimously by the Board and General Assembly of APEAL and succeeds Tony Waite of Tata Steel Europe. His role of President is...... Read more

  • STEEL PACKAGING HITS A NEW RECYCLING MILESTONE OF 82.5%

    Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has hit a new all-time high of 82.5%. This new record rate, which represents data from 2018, confirms steel as Europe’s most recycled primary[1] packaging material and means that more than 8 out of 10 steel items put on...... Read more

  • APEAL welcomes the Circular Economy Action Plan, released by the European Commission today

    To achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal, an ambitious CEAP is vital and today’s announcement marks an important step by the European Commission to draw a final line under the linear economy and establish clear priorities for the packaging sector. Alexis Van Maercke,...... Read more

  • Protecting Today, Preserving Tomorrow – Steel for Packaging to be showcased at Interpack 2020

    APEAL is delighted to announce today that it will host a stand at this year’s Interpack show in Düsseldorf, 7th – 15th May 2020. Alexis Van Maercke, secretary general, said: “Interpack is the global meeting place of the packaging industry. Sustainability has never been higher...... Read more