In the case of metals as packaging materials there are good reasons for preferring an end-of-life (EOL) approach from the perspective of promoting recycling and rewarding recycling efforts:
Certain redefined protocols may dictate adoption of a so-called ‘recycled content’ approach, on the argument that in the current structure of the secondary metals market boosting recycled content does not lead to avoided virgin production. For metal packaging it would be better to interpret the EOL recycling rate as an adequate substitute for the recycled content approach in such contexts as long as this recycling rate is guaranteed. In relation to the carbon footprint of metal packaging we conclude that recycling performance should be evaluated in terms of the EOL recycling figure (e.g. 85% in the Netherlands).
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