Recycled steel can be found everywhere, from razor blades to steel structures for skyscrapers, from coffee machines to container taps. A lot of packaging consists of recycled steel. Just think of food and drinks cans, tea and coffee containers in the food industry, packaging for beauty products, deodorants and cleaning products or industrial vats and drums. Car parts and household electrical appliances contain a lot of steel, as well. Finally, steel can be found in unexpected places, including in medical devices.
Owing to its light weight, aluminium is very popular in the food industry: drinks cans, ready meals trays, food cans and the sealing foil in plastic packaging for dairy products. Aluminium is used in the construction sector, too, for instance in electricity cables and window frames. Finally, the material plays a big role in industry. Aluminium is often used for car parts and household electrical appliances and for the metal pigments in paint.