Keg Watch recently reported the number of stainless steel containers recovered in January 2018 were 11,015 with a replacement value of £826,125.00. Year to date the figures are even more shocking reporting 111,222 containers with a replacement value of £8,341,650.00. For any business those are astounding figures for any industry. With the increasing scrap value of stainless steel, despite severe penalties that can be imposed, the loss through the theft and misappropriation of kegs and casks is only set to increase. At a time of high global demand for metal, stealing casks for scrap has become a lucrative trade.