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Steel recycling – vision for the future

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On 25 February, APEAL officially revealed its 2025 vision for recycling. In this article, World Aerosols delves deeper into the plans and steel’s potential as part of the future circular economy.

he Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) announced its ambitious 2025 vision for recycling – zero steel packaging to landfill – as part of its virtual Steel for Packaging Week event in February.

The 2025 Vision is set to be supported by action in four key areas, identified by APEAL as ‘critical’ in the drive to prevent steel packaging from being diverted from recycling and wasted.

The four key areas of action will include a focus on optimising separate waste collection, establishing a scrap quality standard, the collection and sorting of steel closures, and designing for recyclability.

“As APEAL’s recycling report, published in 2018, illustrates, separate collection is the best way of guaranteeing high-quality input into recycling operations,” said Alexis Van Maercke, secretary-general of APEAL.

“It was, therefore, encouraging to see this...

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