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Steel confirmed as most recycled packaging material in Europe

Post By: Tony Wallace on Monday, 12 May 2014

APEAL (the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging) has released the latest European steel recycling figures.

In 2012, 2.7 million tonnes of steel packaging were recycled to make new steel products, corresponding to an average European rate of 74%. This reinforces the long term trend for steel as the most recycled packaging material in Europe.

Steel packaging's recycling rate has increased threefold over the last 20 years thanks to a combination of its infinite recyclability, the ease...

APEAL’S tinplate life cycle data is confirmed as the European reference

Post By: Tony Wallace on Tuesday, 18 March 2014

APEAL, the Association of Producers of Steel for Packaging, reveals that its tinplate Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data has been quality-reviewed and is now accessible from the European Reference Life Cycle Database (ELCD).

The ELCD is a new database available from the European Platform in Life Cycle Assessment, launched February 6th 2014 by the European Commission. The ELCD allows simple web-based access to high quality life-cycle data from reliable sources.

The high quality of APEAL's tinplate dataset is...

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