Recycling metal packaging

Metals have a head start when it comes to recycling. The rigid aluminium used in beverage cans, for example, already has a 74% recycling rate – compared to around 40% for plastic packaging. [Mojave Desert / Flickr]

New EU-wide recycling targets, adopted last year, will have a significant influence on the way people recycle things like beverage cans. EURACTIV looks at how difficult it will be to meet the new targets.

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