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Metal Packaging Europe gives Europe’s rigid metal packaging industry a unified voice, by bringing together manufacturers, suppliers, and national associations.

  • 98 BILLION UNITS produced every year

  • 4 UNITS
    are consumed weekly

    EU citizen



Our goal is to make metal the preferred choice for consumer and industrial packaging.

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European Affairs

As a knowledge partner, we contribute to EU policies, which target better and more balanced legislation.

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Metal packaging

Metal packaging, made from aluminium or steel, is used throughout the retail, wholesale, commercial and industrial sectors. Some 98bn units are produced every year for the beverage, food, health & beauty, household and industrial markets.

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Metal packaging is designed to meet modern lifestyles. It comes in many shapes and sizes and can package virtually any product, offering a smart and unique packaging solution.

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Made from permanent materials, metal packaging can be recycled again and again without loss of quality, making it available today and for future generations. It is the perfect example of a circular economy at work.

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Recycles mark

As consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of packaging on the environment, Metal Packaging Europe encourages the licensed use of the Recycles Mark.

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Our members

Our membership covers more than 760 companies, employing over 177,000 people. 90% of member companies are small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Metal Packaging Europe members work within dedicated groups on communications, food contact, environmental matters, and market specific projects.

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Cans for life

Cans for Life is a campaign that wants to raise awareness about the existence, the numerous benefits and environmental credentials of metal packaging.

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