Steel is a raw material that can be recycled endlessly, with no loss of quality. Recycling saves an enormous amount of energy: recycling steel requires up to 85% less energy than producing it. For recycled aluminum, this number is as high as 95%. Recycling metal packaging therefore yields a significant energy gain.
Less energy consumption means lower CO2 emissions, and that is a good thing for slowing climate change. Recycling metal is obviously of great importance to the environment. But for a recycling process to bring optimal results, it is important that metal packaging is sorted correctly. And that is why we are also counting on you.
Metal packaging in the PMD bag consists mainly of steel or aluminum. Recycled steel can be found everywhere, from razor blades and steel beams for high-rise buildings to coffee machines and tin cans.
Recycled aluminum is commonly used in the food industry, such as beverage cans, trays for prepared meals, and in spray cans. Aluminum is also used in window profiles, vehicle components and domestic electrical appliances.