Environmental Protection & Recycling

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  • Steel is the most recycled material in the world.
  • Because steel has magnetic properties, it can be easily recovered from all efficient waste streams.
  • Recycling saves resources (iron ore, coal, limestone) and reduces CO2 emissions.
  • Steel is a permanent material that can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality.


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Steel is 100% recyclable



78,5% of steel packaging is
recycled in Europe


Using recycled steel
saves 70% energy


78,5% Recycling of steel packaging in Europe 2021

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Source: APEAL



In Germany, the recycling rate for tinplate packaging stands at 86,4%

In 2021, 86,4 percent of tinplate from private end use was recycled in Germany. The recycling rate for the total consumption of tinplate has also remained stable at around 90 percent since 2006. The Society for Packaging Market Research (gvm) determined these values in its recently published annual recycling balance sheet for packaging.

(Source: GVM, Gesellschaft für Verpackungsmarktforschung)

Metal Packaging: Designed for Circularity.

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The internationally registered logo / trademark „Metal Recycles Forever“ was developed in 2014 by Metal Packaging Europe, based in Brussels. It symbolizes the unique sustainability advantages of metal as a packaging material that can be recycled infinitely without loss of quality. In Germany, over 90% of all tinplate packaging is recycled, in Europe over 80%.


The use of this logo on the tinplate packaging shows the consumer that the brand or the filler has chosen a packaging material that fully meets the requirements of the recycling industry.
So please use the sustainability logo on your metal packaging.

Registration & Logo Download

To use the logo free of charge, we ask you to register / login on the website

https://www.metalrecyclesforever.eu/ under „APPLY ONLINE“.


Please answer the question asked during registration with „YES“ and then enter

the Envases code TJD9VQMIBDAPGKJ.
Envases is a member of Metal Packaging Europe.


All information on the logo, guidelines for „on pack“ and „off pack“ use and the

logo data in 17 languages can be downloaded from the „Metal Packaging Europe“

page https://www.metalrecyclesforever.eu/



The Circular Economy Package is crucial starting point for a successful transition to a circular economy, in which the value of products, materials, and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible.


The new legislation represents a fundamental paradigm shift in packaging policy. The focus is no longer on renewables or resource efficiency, but on achieving a circular economy. Just reducing the weight of packaging is no longer considered packaging waste prevention.


Instead, there is a push for packaging materials that are effectively recycled. Mono-material packaging, like metal, is perfectly placed to meet the new requirements.


"Environmental protection is the future."

Protection of the environment is, to use resources and energy more efficiently, reduce waste and improve the recovery of the materials used more and more - in short, to use all resources responsibly. We face this challenge as an industry and as a responsible company.


Environmentally friendly metal packaging


The properties of steel (tinplate) make this material the recycling champion. Tinplate packaging is magnetic and can be easily and inexpensively separated from the waste. Steel and tinplate can be recycled any number of times without loss of quality. Once produced steel (tinplate) is permanently preserved / available, no matter what is produced from it.

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Further information on metal packaging and its permanent recyclability can be found on the website of our European association metalpackagingeurope.org