Tinplate is the only material that can be recycled indefinitely without any loss of quality in the material. After use the tinplate is being recycled and the metal of the old tins will become a part of new tins or other metal products. CM Packaging is very conscious of the carbon footprint of our products and is trying to reduce this in all possible ways. Reducing waste and energy, innovating packaging to use thinner tinplate thickness and creating awareness of our staff play a key role in maintaining this. Furthermore, there is no separate collection system necessary for the collection of tin, because it is being removed from the normal household waste by the use of magnets. This also provides huge savings compared to the other packaging substrates.
Infinitely 100% recyclable
When we have a look at the recycling rate of all packaging materials in Europe in 2015, we immediately see that of all types of packaging, tin is leading with 77,5%. In the Netherlands there is a recycling rate for tins of 95%, which is being reused and returns into new steel products.
Tins are being retained
Many people reuse their previously purchased tin packaging to store food products or other things in it. Reasons for this are of course simple, it often are beautiful products and the material possesses great qualities to keep other products in. You should think at products such as confectionery, biscuits, nails, voucher stamps etc.
The use of recycled steel save 75% of the energy in the production of new iron when we compare this to the production of crude iron. Also every recycled metal tin saves twice its weight in CO2 emission. Furthermore, tinplate packaging have become, on average, 33% lighter in the last 20 years and this trend is still continued by the tinplate packaging industry.
The recycling of steel packaging saves every year:
- 4,8 million tons of iron ore
- 1,7 million tons of coal
- 4,7 million tons of CO2
All of this together makes a tin packaging not only perfect for packaging your product in a high quality and beautiful way, but it is in its lifecycle an extremely durable product.
(source: APEAL, Stichting Kringloop Blik)