By 2008, the UK will need to recycle some 360,000 tonnes of steel packaging. In effect, this means that a further 60,000 tonnes of cans will need to be recovered from the household waste stream compared to 2003.
Therefore, the immediate future will mean:
- more kerbside collection schemes
- magnetic extraction being installed in new Waste Treatment Plants
- complementing these with more can bank schemes
Further ahead, steel offers the opportunity of 'fully automated' recycling in the UK. Steel offers the vision of automatic low-cost recovery for recycling by magnet!