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Tinplate Packaging Recycling Rate Reaches 90.4% in Germany

Steel News - Published on Tue, 21 Jan 2020

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Gesellschaft für Verpackungsmarktforschung in its recently published annual recycling report states that 90.4% of tinplate packaging used in Germany was recycled in 2018. The recycling rate from private end use sources was as high as 92.2%, making tinplate the most recycled packaging material in this area once again.

thyssenkrupp Rasselstein GmbH CEO Dr Peter Biele said “The high recycling rate of tinplate sends a strong message to the filling industry, trade and consumers: If you are looking for sustainable packaging material in a closed, effective material cycle, tinplate is the right choice. Tinplate has another important advantage over many other packaging materials: it is almost 100% recyclable–practically infinitely and without any loss of quality. This is because packaging steel is made from natural raw materials such as iron ore, coking coal and limestone as well as part scraps steel. The characteristic properties of this metal allow steel to be melted down again and again and processed into a new steel product with resources that occur in nature.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 21 Jan 2020
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