The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) has recently released a in Europe. A significant 2 percentage points increase from the previous year and a figure to be proud of compared to the other packaging materials.
This impressive all-time high rate is based on data from 2016 and shows that steel recycling in Europe is increasing every day and every year, getting closer to the industry’s self-imposed target of .
Steel definitely is and remains the most recycled packaging material in Europe. Accordingly to this new rate, one should therefore understand that almost . That is quite something!
1. . Thanks to that, steel is the easiest material to recover from waste stream.
2. , hence no complex material separation process is needed.
3. as steel scrap is needed for the manufacture of new steel. As a result, almost 80% of all metal ever produced is still in use today.
4. . Recycling one tonne of scrap uses 70-95% less energy than making one tonne of metal from virgin raw material.
5. Basically, . Its inherent properties do not change during use and its recycling does not require the addition of any primary material or additives.