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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Design for Recovery Guidelines: Steel Packaging

Title:
Design for Recovery Guidelines: Steel Packaging

Abstract:
This document was created with the original intent of educating package designers about measures they may take to create steel packaging that does not negatively affect recycling operations. However, extensive research into steel recycling processes did not reveal any documentation of packaging that is incompatible with steel recycling. Because of the nature of steelmaking processes and the infrastructure of the steel industry, it is unlikely a package design decision would negatively affect the recyclability of steel packaging. Currently there is no steel packaging on the market known to be non-recyclable. This document details the steel recycling processes and elucidates the reasons steel packaging is currently always recyclable.

URL:
http://www.greenblue.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/CTL_Design-for-Recovery_Steel_web.pdf

Source:
GreenBlue

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
2011

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