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Steel for Packaging Update
Issue #25, March 2021

Dear Readers,

We’re looking at latest EU steps towards a more circular economy, the changeover of Presidents at APEAL and the public release of our 2025 recycling vision.

And come meet all the team in APEAL’s digital stand if you haven’t already done so.

Stay safe and in touch through LinkedIn and Twitter.

Patricia Mobbs,


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

When the European Parliament voted to adopt the Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) 2.0 report last 9th February it was a breakthrough moment in more ways than one.

Latest news

2025 Recycling Vision

As part of Steel for Packaging week, APEAL has announced its 2025 vision for recycling – zero steel packaging to landfill.


New President for APEAL

Viliam Gašpar, Director of Customer Technical Service at U.S. Steel Košice, is the association’s new President.


The incoming President of APEAL was interviewed by Packaging Europe, alongside outgoing President Tony Waite.


Steel for Packaging week

We’re leaving the stand up for a while longer so if you haven’t yet dropped by (virtually) then please do!


Why Steel?

Sustainability remains a pressing concern for the packaging industry. Our new brochure demonstrates why brands, retailers and consumers should choose steel.


From Twitter

In the second of our exclusive #SFPWeek2021 interviews, APEAL Secretary General, Alexis Van Maercke, discusses our 2025 Vision for Recycling, the European #GreenDeal and #CircularEconomy Action Plan with @RecyclingIntl's @Robin_Latchem
Packaging Europe @PackagingEurope - Feb 11
We take a look at steel packaging and circularity and gain insights from Tony Waite, outgoing @APEAL_EU president, and Viliam Gaspar, the newly elected president in the latest edition of our Sustainability Perspectives video interviews.
CanTech Intl @CanTechIntl - Feb 11
The #aluminium, glass and steel packaging industries have welcomed the plenary adoption of the European Parliament’s own-initiative report on the European Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan 2.0. @APEAL_EU @EU_Aluminium #circulareconomy

Metal Packaging Europe @metal_packaging - Jan 26
Looking for ways to #ReduceWaste? Start by choosing #CannedFood! Just by increasing the share of canned food in your diet, you can reduce your #FoodWaste by almost 30%! #FoodCans protect your food, preserving food quality, vitamins and nutrients for up to 5 years.

@Parlimag #MEPAwards2020 lucky winner Peter Stevens receiving his #metalrecyclesforever bike from our Sec Gen Alexis Van Maercke. Safe cycling in Brussels! #ikrecycleblik #environment

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