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Tinplate beverage cans are beverage cans with a high recycling rate; metalpackaging statistics confirm the high recycling rate of tinplate beverage cans.
Tinplate beverage cans have now been certified as the most recycled beverage containers in the world at the recent 'Smithers Pira Sustainability in Packaging Europe' conference in Barcelona, Spain. Seven out of 10 drinks cans sold in the EU are recycled, and 75% of all aluminum produced today is still in use.
Metal (especially tinplate) has long been a leader in recycling because it is a permanently usable material that can be recycled again and again without losing any of its qualities of structural integrity. But it's not just aluminum – steel used in packaging achieved a record average European recycling rate of 78% in 2015, including five countries with recycling rates above 85%. With greater attention paid to packaging, consumers are now more aware of the waste they generate and want to know the latest recycling statistics.
The can factory said: "The news that tinplate cans have now been confirmed as the most recycled beverage packaging in the world is good news for consumers who care about the environment. It is very important to meet the brand's own sustainability goals and customers' expectations In terms of "green" packaging, jars are the ideal packaging choice."
While these figures are encouraging, much remains to be done to achieve the metal packaging industry's European average growth rate of 80% by 2020. Metal packaging must be fully recognized in the eyes of consumers as a true example of recycling.
However, this does not only depend on conscientious consumers, but also requires a correct legislative framework to create an effective circular economy. Inherent in a circular economy, it begins and ends with new products that can be used over and over again. The recovery rate is a good indicator of whether the recyclate is being used for a new application. Packaging and packaging waste policies should be based on a sound life cycle assessment. In a circular economy, this means that the focus should be on multiple life cycles.