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Steel for Packaging Update
Issue #27, January 2022

Happy New Year!

Season’s greetings to all and best wishes for a year of renewed contact!

We’re starting 2022 with an exciting new campaign to help communicate the benefits of steel packaging to a wider audience than ever before.

We’re also previewing our latest report “Why steel recycles forever: how to collect, sort and recycle steel for packaging” to be released at our upcoming policy event 1st February.

Stay safe and in touch through LinkedIn and Twitter.

Patricia Mobbs,


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

It’s an active start to the New Year for us at APEAL!

Together with the Parliament Magazine, we are organising a high-level conference on closing the loop of steel packaging recycling in Europe.

Latest news


APEAL launches consumer campaign

APEAL has released an information pack designed to help stakeholders and social media influencers, communicate the benefits of steel packaging to consumers.


Coming soon - new APEAL recycling report

A new APEAL report “Why steel recycles forever: how to collect, sort and recycle steel for packaging” to be released at the event.


Does a high % of recycled content means a product is eco-friendly?

Actually... Recycled content does not mean recyclability. Both are needed to achieve an ever-recurring material cycle that prevents waste.

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CFPA Brochure

Hexavalent Chromium-free passivation alternative is ready for adoption

An innovative, food contact compliant tinplate passivation system has been in commercial production since 2019. It is 100% hexavalent chromium-free and offers the same functionality as chromium-based passivation systems but with a more environmentally sustainable manufacturing process which directly addresses the challenges posed by the REACH regulation.

Find out more +
Download the brochure +

All our videos now available in German too!

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From Twitter

CanTech Intl @CanTechIntl - Dec 8
We are pleased to announce Viliam Gaspar President, and Alexis Van Maercke, Secretary General, of APEAL, as keynote speakers at our CanTech the Grand Tour event in March 2022: #CanTechTheGrandTour2022 #metalpackaging #canmaking #keynotespeakers @APEAL_EU


It will show you ways of reusing those cans for other useful purposes around the home and garden.

The website is full of with tutorials to help you with DIY and craft projects whilst also celebrating our favourite products sold in metal packaging.


"focus has shifted from the linear the circular economy based on reduce, reuse and recycle" says Ruaidri MacDomhnaill, speaking at the 12th International Tin Plate Conference.

#SteelPackaging #CircularEconomy


"a substantial improvement in packaging sustainability"

@GnarlyNutrition replaces all plastic packaging with #sustainable steel cans.

Steel is the most recycled material in the world and can be recycled indefinitely with no loss of quality


Metal Packaging Europe @metal_packaging - Sep 29
The #foodcan is available in a wide range of different portion sizes. This means it's easy to choose the right size can for every occasion, reducing #FoodWaste and spoilage significantly! #FLWDay #ChooseCans

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