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Global steel can recycling rate reaches highest recorded level

The Brussels-based World Steel Association (worldsteel) recently announced that 7.2 million metric tons (mmt) of steel cans were recycled across the 37 countries reporting in 2007. The overall global recycling rate for steel cans was 68 percent in 2007, a slight increase from 67 percent in 2006. This is the highest level ever and is the third consecutive year that the steel can recycling rate has increased.