EU: 74% of steel packaging recycled in 2012

25 August 2014

In 2012, 2.6 million tonnes of steel packaging were recycled to make new steel products, corresponding to an average European rate of. Steel packaging’s recycling rate has increased threefold over the last 20 years. This can be attributed to a number of things, including the successful implementation of national waste management disposals. There is still some work to be done in order for the industry to hit its vision of 80% recycling rate by 2020. But there is no doubt for the industry that this target will be achieved especially when you consider the top 5 recycling countries in Europe already have an average steel recycling rate of 90% (Article APEAL Steel for Packaging Update, June 2014).
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