thyssenkrupp highlights “the perpetual cycle of steel”
A new animation film from thyssenkrupp Rasselstein GmbH illustrates steel packaging’s capability of being recycled over and over again – without any loss of quality. Thanks to its properties, steel remains in a closed cycle of consecutive utilisation and recycling processes.
“We have created this animation film because we are frequently asked how exactly steel packaging can be recycled”, explained Carmen Tschage, who is responsible for communication and market development at Germany’s only manufacturer of tinplate.
“Recycling couldn’t be any easier than with tinplate, as it’s a magnetic packaging material that is virtually 100% recyclable. This can be clearly seen in the animation film. As of today, it is available for watching in German and in English on our website.”
Recycling packaging steel saves valuable resources such as iron ore, coking coal and limestone. Thyssenkrupp states that a tinplate can is therefore the perfect packaging for a future where packaging can be recycled multiple times. 84% of all steel ever produced is still in the material cycle today.
“Consumers, manufacturers and the trade industry can have a share in protecting the environment and reducing CO2 emissions by selecting packaging material which stands for a closed material cycle, for multi-recycling and which safely protects the product. Every recycled tinplate can helps to save primary resources and to reduce CO2”, said Tschage.
To find out more and to view the animation film, visit: www.thyssenkrupp-steel.com/en/company/business-units/packaging-steel/sustainability/ (the video is halfway down the web page on the right hand side).