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    At Tata Steel we have a dedicated Packaging Recycling department in the UK. Packaging recycling is an important part of our business.

    At Tata Steel we have a dedicated Packaging Recycling department in the UK. Packaging recycling is an important part of our business. We recycle large volumes of used packaging steel annually in our steelmaking operations at Port Talbot in South Wales.

    Tata Steel offers an established end market for used steel packaging – enabling commercial and public sector bodies to comply with landfill and packaging waste directives. Our Packaging Recycling team actively promotes steel packaging recycling through initiatives including education programmes.


    Providing evidence of recycling

    We work with local authorities and waste management bodies throughout the UK to ensure high recycling rates for steel packaging. Used steel packaging, recovered from kerbside collections, incinerators and can banks, is reprocessed into new steel products at Tata Steel Port Talbot Works.

    Our Packaging Recycling department, based at Tata Steel’s Trostre Works in South Wales, provides evidence of recycling as required by UK law. We do this by issuing Packaging Waste Recovery Notes (PRNs). These are sold to companies as proof that they have met their obligations to fund the recycling and recovery of packaging waste as required by the UK Packaging Waste Regulations.


    How we promote recycling

    We promote steel packaging recycling to consumers, local authorities and the commercial sector. We are actively involved in the UK MetalMatters scheme which helps local authorities promote kerbside metal recycling.

    Using funds generated by the PRN system, our promotional work includes packaging recycling education programmes.

    Contact us

    • Tata Steel Packaging Recycling
    • Trostre Works
    • Llanelli
    • Carmarthenshire SA14 9SD
    • T +44 (0) 1554 741111
    • F +44 (0) 1554 712571
    • E nicola.jones@tatasteel.com