Foundation Recycle Tin-can
Purpose of the SKB
Zaanlandia Tin Packaging is affiliated with the SKB and MVN. Together with a network of companies, we are committed to improving the image of metal as a sustainable packaging material. We also try to promote the sustainable use of raw materials and energy. We have set ourselves the goal of amply meeting the requirements for the legal recycling percentage as laid down in the Packaging Decree and the Packaging Framework Agreement between the government and the business community.
Recycling of cans
Look at the numbers
- The Netherlands is one of the leaders in the field of tinplate recycling within the EU;
- The Netherlands amply exceeds the targets set by the EU (50%) and national government (85%) for recycling;
- Dutch households use around 125,000 tonnes of metal packaging. An estimated 120,000 tonnes of this is reused;
- In recent decades, the amount of energy required for the production of cans has fallen by more than 70%. This is mainly due to thinner packaging material, more energy-efficient production and an increase in recycling.