European Parliament


Calls for urgent ETS reform

In response to a vote in the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee on the ETS Market Stability Reserve, director-general of the European Aluminium Association Gerd Götz has issued a statement.

February 2013

The latest issue of CanTech International features an interview with Stanislaw Wasko, first vice president and operational director of Poland-based can making group Can-Pack. Anders Linde, the secretary general of Metal Packaging Europe, looks at the organisation’s work to get metal recognised as a permanent material by the European Parliament. There is also a look at the aerosols market, leak testing for cans plus much more.

EU recognise metals as ‘permanent material’

Permanent materials, including metals, have been recognised as a new resource category by the European Parliament. Industry body Metal Packaging Europe (MPE), which has worked hard to bring resource efficiency to the forefront of EU Policy, has welcomed the move.

March 2012

Articles in this issue include a look at the reasons why more craft brewers in the US are switching to aluminium cans, a technical article that looks at the maintenance of ovens and a look at sustainability issues. There are also reports on handling and conveying, seaming and the US. Regulars including Candid, Knight’s Knowledge and Clarke’s can corner are also included.

Resource efficient

Metal Packaging Europe (MPE) recently hosted a debate on metal’s sustainability at the European Parliament in Brussels. The event, which was hosted in partnership with Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy MEP, brought together key influencers to promote metal resource efficiency in a sustainable Europe. You can read more about how the event went in the March issue of […]


MPE aims for zero metal waste to landfill

Metal Packaging Europe (MPE), the trade body representing the united interests of producers and suppliers of metal packaging across Europe, hosted a debate on metal’s sustainability at the European Parliament in Brussels last Tuesday (24 January).

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