Metal packaging, made from permanent materials such as aluminium and steel, is a true contributor to the Circular Economy.
85 BILLION UNITS
produced every year
are consumed weekly
Each year, some 85bn units are produced for the beverage, food, health & beauty, household and industrial markets. This means that, on average, every EU citizen consumes 3 units weekly.
Metal Packaging Europe gives Europe’s rigid metal packaging industry a unified voice, by bringing together manufacturers, suppliers, and their national associations. Our membership covers more than 450 manufacturing sites, employing over 65.000 people. 80% of member companies are small and medium-sized enterprises.
Responsible resource management has always been key to the success of our industry. Made from permanent materials suitable for multiple recycling, metal packaging is the perfect example of a Circular Economy at work.More info
EU Packaging policy
We are focused on policies and legislation that guarantee the free circulation of packaged goods and address the environmental aspects of packaging and packaging waste.More info
We represent the industry’s views and voice opinions so that stakeholders understand how metal packaging contributes to the Circular Economy.More info
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