The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (Apeal) took part in a debate on metal packaging’s contribution to a resource-efficient Europe at the European Parliament in Brussels. Patricia Mobbs, communications manager, reports on the event
The latest statistics from BCME (Beverage Can Makers Europe) show that despite tough economic conditions last year, there was strong growth in the beverage can market in Europe. In 2010, the European beverage can market hit 54.1 billion cans, up 5.2 per cent from 2009. The UK market fared particuarly well and reached an important milestone in 2010, passing the nine billion can mark, up seven per cent on 2009.