European steel packaging recycling rate hits 70%

More than 2.5 million tonnes of steel packaging was recycled in the EU in 2008, raising the overall recycling rate to 70%, according to the latest figures published by industry trade body APEAL on Thursday.

Recycling rates for steel packaging were higher than for other materials such as glass (62%), beverage cartons (33%) and plastics (29%). Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg achieved the highest national recycling rates for steel packaging at 93%, 89% and 87% respectively.

Please sign in to access this article. To subscribe, view our subscription options, or take out a free trial.

Please enter your details

Forgotten password?

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
or call 020 8267 8120

Not a subscriber?

Take a free trial now to discover the critical insights and updates our coverage offers subscribers.