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Steel for Packaging Update
Issue #23, May 2020

Dear Readers,

In challenging times, it is even more important to reduce waste at every level, which is one focus of the new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP 2.0) presented in March.

When it comes to recycling, steel packaging still leads the way, as our newly-released 2018 recycling figures for Europe clearly show.

And we’re looking forward to Interpack 2021, being present and demonstrating that there are alternatives to plastic packaging - available today.

Stay safe and in touch through LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.
Enjoy the read!

Patricia Mobbs,


Inside Brussels – Alexis Van Maercke on steel for packaging in EU policy discussions

Europe has demonstrated global leadership with a pivotal and visionary European Green Deal plan to tackle climate change and make the EU climate-neutral by 2050. And an ambitious new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP 2.0) is essential in imposing tough objectives for waste and recycling.
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82.5% steel packaging recycling in Europe 2018

Recycling of steel packaging in Europe keeps going from strength to strength. As the industry hits yet another all-time high of 82.5% (2018 figures) we believe that there is no room for complacency and we must continue to strive towards the improvement of collection and recycling of steel packaging in the EU.

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2 years already! Our “Good practices in recycling steel packaging” report is preparing an update... and your opinion matters.


Did you read our 2018 report? Then shape the next edition by answering a few questions here. Since 2018 steel packaging recycling rate has continued to increase, reaching 82.5% today.  Help us continue that upward trend, by sharing more of the good practices that make steel the most recycled primary packaging material in Europe!

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Interpack 2021 - new date, same goals

Interpack is the global meeting place of the packaging industry. With sustainability high on the agenda and global interest in alternatives to plastic, it’s the ideal platform to showcase steel as the model for a 21st century circular economy.

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Metal Recycles Forever - raising awareness of steel recycling in Germany, one can at a time

Can used food packaging be turned into a bike? Yes it can! And to demonstrate this, Edeka supermarket chain in the German region of Rhein-Ruhr launched a special project last year in cooperation with the Food Can Initiative (ILD) to raffle 500 stylish city bikes with the message "METAL recycles forever".

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