Wattie's Step by Step Can Recycling Process

The great news is that cans are 100% recyclable. Did you know that the average New Zealand family uses six cans per week? Check out our infographic which shows how our cans can be recycled again and again - the easy part is just making sure you do your bit and pop your empty Wattie’s can out for recycling.

Wattie's Step by Step Can Recycling Process
Recycling Process Video
Recycling Process Video

The great thing about steel is that it loses no quality
when it's recycled, so make sure next time you're
finished with your Wattie's can you're doing your bit to
keep recycling our steel can over and over again. 

Recyclable
Recyclable

The great thing about steel is that it loses no quality
when it's recycled, so make sure next time you're
finished with your Wattie's can you're doing your bit to
keep recycling our steel can over and over again. 

Disposal

One you've
finished with your
Wattie's can,
rinse out any food
and pop your
clean can in the
recycling bin. 

Disposal
Disposal

One you've
finished with your
Wattie's can,
rinse out any food
and pop your
clean can in the
recycling bin. 

Separation

Steel cans are then easily picked
out of other recycling material by
magnetic separation, making it the easiest
type of packaging to be recycling. 

Separation
Separation

Steel cans are then easily picked
out of other recycling material by
magnetic separation, making it the easiest
type of packaging to be recycling. 

Crushing

Cans are then crushed
and bailed for transport
to a processing plant. 

Crushing
Crushing

Cans are then crushed
and bailed for transport
to a processing plant. 

Pressing

At the processing plant
these bales of steel
cans are made into rolls
of steel, which are then
purchased by can
makers to make more
cans and various other
steel products. 

Pressing
Pressing

At the processing plant
these bales of steel
cans are made into rolls
of steel, which are then
purchased by can
makers to make more
cans and various other
steel products. 

ReinCANation

The can is then made from
tinplated steel sheet.

Recycled as a can. Reborn as a can.
Over and over again. 

ReinCANation
ReinCANation

The can is then made from
tinplated steel sheet.

Recycled as a can. Reborn as a can.
Over and over again.