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Announcement: MEP Awards to be postponed

We must regrettably announce that we have decided to postpone the MEP Awards due to take place in Brussels on March 25th until later in 2020. The health and safety of our delegates, guests, clients and staff is our number one priority and after monitoring the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) closely, carefully and regularly we have concluded that it would not be possible to deliver this event as planned.

We have always determined to act in line with guidance provided by the local Health Authorities leading the response and with the National and EU Authorities advising against travel at peak times, discouraging public assemblies and encouraging working from home, we are aware this will affect many of our delegates and Award Nominees wanting to attend the event.

As soon as we are able to confirm a new date for the event, we will share that with you.

Timeline:

5 November 2019
' Nominations Open '
17 January 2020
' Nominations Close '
10 February 2020
' Shortlist Announced '
17 February 2020
' Judges Deliberation Day '
25 March 2020
' Award Ceremony '

APEAL

 

The Environment Award

APEAL – the Association of European Producers of steel for packaging – unites the five producers of steel for packaging in Europe. Founded in 1986, APEAL members – ArcelorMittal, Liberty Liège-Dudelange, Tata Steel, thyssenkrupp Rasselstein and U.S. Steel Košice – employ over 200,000 workers in Europe, 15,000 of whom are employed directly the production of steel for packaging across 10 dedicated manufacturing sites. 

About Steel for Packaging

Model material for a circular economy, with the highest recycling rate in Europe, steel for packaging has a key role to play in reducing food waste by protecting and preserving products at all stages in the food chain.

A unique packaging material, steel combines exceptional performance capabilities with unrivalled environmental credentials. Strong, formable and long-lasting, steel offers numerous benefits for the safe packaging of a wide variety of products including food, beverages, aerosols, personal care, household, automotive and industrial goods.

A permanent material, steel can be recycled infinitely with no loss of quality. Magnetic properties make steel easy and economical to separate from other waste during recycling processes. Finally, because steel scrap is an inherent part of the production process for new steel, every single steel plant in Europe is also a recycling plant, saving resources, energy and emissions by recycling steel in a simple and efficient process.

To learn more, visit us at  www.apeal.org and www.steelforpackaging.org or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.