Steel By The Numbers
(2022 Can Manufacturers Institute)
Steel makes food cans the #1 most recycled food package in the U.S. That's why we introduced the steel disposable party cup, which allows you to chill guilt-free at your next party. Let's make Steel Chill-Cups the most recycled disposable cup.
100% of the Steel Chill-Cup™ is recyclable
Steel is infinitely recyclable. As a result, 75% of all steel ever produced is still in use today
Recycling 1 ton of steel cans conserves 2,500 lbs. of iron ore, 1,400 lbs. of coal and 120 lbs. of lime stone
New steel produced with recycled cans reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 75%
When it comes to recycling rates, steel is the clear winner.
PET (polyethylene terephthalate) Beverage Bottles:
Aluminum Beverage Cans:
Why We Use Steel
It's infinitely recyclable
According to the EPA, steel cans have the highest recycling rate of 58% and can be infinitely recycled which is why 75% of all steel ever produced is still in use today.
It's 100% recyclable
Unlike plastics or any other material, steel is easily sorted from recycling streams — meaning if you put it in your recycling bin you can feel confident it will get recycled.
#1 ranking with the highest recycling rate
of all food packaging in the U.S.