Metal Packaging Europe launches recycling mark

By Rachel Arthur

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MPE recycle recycling 'metal recycles forever' Europe

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Metal Packaging Europe (MPE) has launched a recycling mark to communicate the value of the practice to consumers.

The mark consists of a loop, with the slogan ‘metal recycles forever.’

The industry organisation represents rigid metal and metal packaging producers. It says metal is one of the most recycled materials in the world, with a well-established reprocessing infrastructure in Europe.  

However, its research shows some consumers fail to understand the value of recycling, or do not know what happens with collected metal.

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“European consumers purchase more than 85 bn products per year in rigid metal packaging, so encouraging recycling is of great importance," ​said Anders Linde, General Secretary, MPE.

“Our industry has identified a message that makes a difference to consumer attitudes and behaviours; reassuring ‘keen recyclers’ and inspiring ‘reluctant recyclers’.

“Steel and aluminium have endless possibilities and as long as we collect and recycle, these metals remain permanently available for future generations.” 

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Bravo!

Posted by Julian Carroll,

A great initiative for a vital message.

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