How they compare

Working toward a better environment

We’re proud of being in a can, and now more than ever we’re committed to packaging that helps saves energy and reduces waste. But have you ever wondered what happens to the plastic packaging we all throw away, or how traditional metal cans compare to modern plastic packaging?

How they compare

Plastic packaging

How much of it can be recycled?

The recycling symbol

Only about 20% of plastics used in packaging is currently recycled

Many supermarket meat and fruit trays are made from black crystallised polyethylene terephthalate (CPET) and this cannot be recycled.

  • 20% incinterated 20% of discarded plastic is incinerated
  • 20% recycled into new products 20% is recycled into new products
  • 60.5% in landfill 60.5% ends up in landfill or even the oceans

Metal can packaging

How much of it can be recycled?

The recycling symbol

100% of tin, steel and aluminium can and containers are already recyclable.

Cans save 70% in energy across the supply chain
  • Metal containers don’t need extra packaging to prevent damage

  • No power needed for refrigeration. The freshness is locked in!

Metal just keeps recycling. Forever.

Recycling one tonne of steel cans saves:

74% in energy usage*

86% fewer air emissions*

76% less water pollution*

*Compared to using new materials

Can you spot the classic?

It’s official. Tin cans are cool again.

What to find out more?

There is lots more information on the web about how materials are recycled as well as how we can all make positive choices as consumers when we shop.