Apeal announces Good Practices Recycling Report

Apeal (the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging) has announced the launch of its new report: Good Practices on Separate collection, Sorting and Recycling of Steel for Packaging.

Apeal states that it is committed to helping all EU member states achieve the higher recycling targets set out in the EU’s Circular Economy Package (CEP).

The report, compiled using examples of good practice from countries across the EU showcases the varied projects, systems and processes by which steel packaging is recycled.

Alexis Van Maercke, secretary general of Apeal, said: “Our new report provides detailed information relevant to organisations and individuals wishing to learn more about a real and successful material recycling story.

“It should help stakeholders to play a meaningful role in the drive to increase recycling and achieve a more circular economy.”

The launch of the report is timely as the CEP’s final compromise is expected to be formally adopted by the European Parliament (EP) later this year.

The Good Practice Recycling Report is to be formally released at the Steel for Packaging, a Pioneer of Circular Economy conference, held in Brussels, 11 April, which is organised by Apeal in conjunction with The Parliament Magazine.

Van Maercke added: “The unique properties of steel mean that it is ideally positioned as the model packaging material for a circular economy. Today, we are closer than ever before to achieving a truly circular economy which reduces waste, saves resources and closes the material loop.

“This report, which highlights good practices on separate collection, sorting and recycling of steel for packaging, brings us one step closer to achieving that reality.”

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