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  • Steel recycling

    Recycling not only makes good sense by stopping waste going to landfill, it also cuts the use of raw materials, energy and water.

    Recycling steel cans is part of our business

    Steel cans for packaging is a reliable packaging for our food in durable, tamper-resistant, shelf-stable containers. The familiar ‘tin' can has been part of our society for more than a century.

    Steel cans package a variety of products, including fruits, vegetables, soups, sauces, meats, condiments, juice, pet food, cleaning products, paint, shoe polish, adhesive bandages, coffee and even cookies. Steel cans are 100% recyclable. And they have the potential to be recycled over and over again into new steel products to save resources. According to worldsteel, every tonne of steel packaging recycled in the EU makes the following environmental savings:

    • 1.5 tonnes of iron ore
    • 0.5 tonnes of coal
    • 40% of the water required in production
    • 75% of the energy needed to make steel from virgin material
    • 1.28 tonnes of solid waste
    • reduction of air emissions by 86%
    • reduction of water pollution by 76%

    In the UK, we have created our own packaging recycling business to ensure high recycling rates for steel packaging. We support collection for recycling in our home markets in both the Netherlands and in the UK.

    Contact us

    Interested in talking to us about your packaging steel needs? Contact our team at:

    infopackaging@tatasteel.com

    Packaging steel products

    Find out more about our range of steel products for packaging, including Protact® laminated steel.

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    Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA)

    The lead voice of the UK metal packaging industry

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