Metal is a permanently available resource that does not degrade over time. It does not lose its molecular properties and can be recycled and re-used indefinitely. Metal scrap is not waste – it is a resource to be used again and again. Recycled metal packaging is used to feed the production cycle – significantly reducing energy use. Metal is the most recycled packaging material in Europe.
Metal recycling rates are calculated using the End of Life 0:100 Approach – Material to Material Loop. For data on the latest recycling rates please visit www.canfacts.org.uk and for further information you can visit the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association website www.mpma.org.uk