Steel for packaging: recycling rate evolution

Over 20 years of continuous improvement by the steel for packaging sector means recycling rates have risen more than threefold since 1992.

Steel for packaging: how reycling reduces emissions

As steel recycling increases, CO2 emissions in production decrease. Each item of recycled steel saves one and a half times its weight in CO2.

Steel for packaging: recycling statistics

Steel is the most recycled material in the world. 85,5% of steel packaging is currently recycled in Europe.

Furthermore, it is estimated that the recycled content rate of steel packaging in Europe is 58% of steel for packaging produced in Europe.

Steel for packaging: top recyclers

We have reached 85,5% steel packaging recycled in 2020. But we believe more can be done by sharing good practices and working together. The top 5 EU recyclers average over 93% recycling rate between them.