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    Raising the profile of steel packaging recycling is an important part of our work.

    Raising the profile of steel packaging recycling is an important part of our work. To change behaviours and help our world move towards a sustainable future, we are keen to play our role in educating people about the benefits of steel packaging and its recycling credentials.

    Our Packaging Recycling team, based at Tata Steel’s Trostre Works in South Wales, delivers education on packaging recycling to schools and adult groups in the UK. These workshops form part of a wider education programme offered by Tata Steel to support local communities.

    We are currently exploring the potential for expanding our packaging recycling education programme. This includes examining scope for web-based interactive sessions.

    Working with schools

    We deliver more than 100 packaging recycling workshops every year to young people aged seven upwards. Members of our Packaging Recycling team visit primary and secondary schools, sixth form colleges and further education establishments to deliver interactive workshops. These workshops include video material and cover:

    • an introduction to steel and how it is used for packaging in items such as food cans and biscuit tins
    • how steel packaging protects and preserves food, drink and other contents
    • what makes steel such a sustainable material – with focus on how it can be recycled over and over again
    • the life of a can – showing how steel packaging can be recycled indefinitely if we put used cans into kerbside collections and can banks

    All of our packaging recycling workshops for schools are tailored to curriculum requirements and include activities to gauge learning.

    Working with adults

    In addition to our education work with schools, we also offer talks and workshops to adult groups including voluntary organisations and employee groups.

    Contact us

    We are here to share our knowledge with you! If you would like to arrange an education workshop on steel packaging recycling, please contact us

    Steel recycling, circular economy and more. Learn about Tata Steel's work in sustainability and packaging.

    Packaging and sustainability

    Steel recycling, circular economy and more. Learn about Tata Steel's work in sustainability and packaging.

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    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