In Germany, recyclable packaging, especially beverage cans, has achieved an impressive recycling rate, as a study by the Society for Packaging Market Research (GVM) shows. The recycling rate is a record 99.3% for aluminum cans and even 99.7% for steel cans. In addition, it was found that only a minimal proportion of 0.03% of beverage cans are found in the environment will. With these figures, Germany leads the world in recycling efforts for beverage cans.
Stephan Rösgen, spokesman for the Beverage Can Forum, emphasizes the importance of the can as an exemplary circular product that no longer ends up in nature. This makes it the recycling champion among beverage packaging. This success is also due to the functioning deposit system in Germany, which provides an incentive for the environmentally conscious disposal of beverage cans and keeps them out of landfills. Due to the new packaging law, all beverage cans in Germany are now subject to a deposit.
Although a total of around 267,000 tons of waste are carelessly disposed of or left behind in Germany, cans only make up 0.03% of this amount of waste. In contrast, other packaging represents a much larger proportion of 20.6% of waste. The GVM figures show that over 4 billion beverage cans are successfully returned to the cycle.
The positive development of the recycling rate for recyclable packaging, especially cans, clearly shows Germany's progress in terms of environmental protection and sustainability. It is a significant step towards a cleaner and greener future.
The environmentally friendly and recyclable packaging of the beverage can not only allows for easy transport, but also a shatterproof solution for on the go. The characteristic 'hissing' sound when opened signals freshness and enjoyment. These practical features make the beverage can the perfect choice for our customers who want to enjoy delicious canned coffee on the go.
Advantages for manufacturers
The beverage can offers manufacturers numerous advantages as recyclable packaging for canned coffee. Their leak-proof nature guarantees optimal quality and a long shelf life of the contents. The excellent barrier properties and hermetic seal make them ideal for light and oxygen sensitive drinks. As packaging, it is cost-effective for the bottler as it has a favorable weight ratio of only 3% packaging and 97% product. The stackability and low weight provide optimal volume efficiency for storage and distribution.
Advantages for traders
The volume efficiency of recyclable packaging, especially cans, offers advantages to retailers. Less space required in the supermarket leads to cost savings. Break resistance allows for easy handling and disposal of can packaging. The 2009 EHI study also confirms lower costs compared to other types of packaging. Choose our more environmentally friendly canned coffee and help protect the environment.
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