North Lincolnshire Council and Leeds City Council have become the latest local authorities to launch Alupro’s “Leave Your Cap On” recycling communications campaign which encourages recyclers to screw the aluminium caps back on glass bottles before recycling. The new campaigns have seen stickers with the message ‘you can leave your cap on’ applied to over 870 glass banks across Leeds and 191 in North Lincolnshire. In addition North Lincolnshire Council is the first to take the message kerbside, running a trial in one round.
The programme, which has been developed by Alupro in partnership with British Glass and EAFA (European Aluminium Foil Association), aims to increase the recovery of aluminium screw caps and closures, used predominantly on wine and spirits and cooking ingredients such as olive oil, as the metal can be successfully recovered during the glass recycling process. Read more