Did you know that steel is the world’s most recycled material? Packaging materials make a significant contribution to this statistic with a 70% recycling rate. Recycling steel not only reduces scrap in landfills but also saves valuable natural resources.

The Steel Recycling Institute reports that for every ton of steel recycled, 2,500 lbs. of iron ore, 1,400 lbs. of coal, and 120 lbs. of limestone are conserved. Steel provides an ideal combination of robust protection for transport and storage and sustainability. In fact, the unique properties of steel allow for 100% continuous recycling without performance reduction.

For steel shipping drums, another popular option is reconditioning. Reconditioning allows a used container to be cleaned, repaired if necessary and certified for reuse under strictly controlled guidelines.
According to the Reusable Industrial Packaging Association, the reuse of shipping and storage drums reduces greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 2 billion pounds per year.

The unique ability of steel shipping and storage drums to be recycled and reused make them an outstanding and earth-friendly option for industrial and transport packaging.

Packaging Specialties is a leader in steel shipping and storage drums for industrial and transport packaging. Visit our website or contact us to get more information about our full line of eco-friendly steel packaging solutions.