European aluminium beverage can recycling at record level of 68%

ALU-CANS cropped The overall recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in the EU 27 + EFTA countries increased by 2.4% points to a new record level of 68% in 2011. If the collection of cans in the remaining European countries and Turkey is included, this means that more than 25 billion cans are recycled in Europe annually. This represents a total amount of 365,000 tons of recycled aluminium, avoiding 3 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (source: Environmental Profile Report_ April 2013).

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