The can is rewards

The EU is currently calling for packaging to become sustainable by 2030. This also rewards the extremely high recycling rate of tinplate for food cans.

Working together for more sustainability: In a draft law, the EU Commission plans for all packaging in the EU to be recyclable by 2030. Food importer Paul M. Müller (PMM) is already making a major contribution to this.

Olives in jars, tomatoes in Tetra Paks, artichokes, beans, corn and more in cans: Paul M. Müller supplies delivery companies and C&C markets in Germany and abroad as part of the wholesale association and is a specialist in tinplate cans. The Munich-based company has therefore long been packaging its product range in the material that the EU now requires by 2030. 

"We find the initiative of the EU Commission right and important," says PMM Managing Director Thomas Schneidawind, He knows about the quality of recyclable packaging. 

The cans, which should be disposed of by households in the yellow garbage can or the yellow bag, are separated from the rest of the waste in the waste sorting plant using magnets. This is how Germany succeeded in 2020  a proud recycling rate of more than 95 percent - tinplate is thus far ahead of glass and paper and is much more sustainable than plastic anyway. 

According to the draft legislation, disposable packaging from online orders or takeaway will even be banned altogether by 2030.

Our expert

Thomas Schneidawind

Managing director, Contact person for Beans, capers, peppers, hot peppers and tomato products

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