Steel Can Recycling

Steel Can Recycling

This is what typically happens to steel cans collected for recycling in NZ.

Steel is the world’s most recycled material. Steel packaging is used for drink cans, food and petfood cans, paint cans, aerosols and containers of many other household and industrial products.

By recycling your steel you will reduce your cost of waste to landfill and ensure that an important resource is not wasted.

Breakdown of recyclables we can claim from steel can waste.

Waste resources: STEEL, various cans.
Pre or post consumer waste: All steel is post-consumer.
Waste supplier profile: Sourced from wide range of cafes, restaurants, shopping centres, public services and social venues.
Products types remanufactured: Turned into new cans and various other steel products.

Steel cans are the easiest type of packaging to recycle as they can be
picked out of the garbage and recycling waste by magnetic separation.

Each steel can is 100% recyclable. It can be recycled over and over again into new products like, bikes and of course new steel cans.

Steel cans, often called tin cans, have only a very thin layer of tin - 15 millionths of an inch thick to prevent corrosion – thinner than the skin of a soap bubble.

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