Rick Hindley, Executive Director of Alupro (Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation)
We welcome the UK Government’s much anticipated Resources and Waste Strategy, which outlines an ambitious direction of travel.
The Devil is in the detail, and we strongly believe that robust research, including full impact assessments, must be carried out into all the options. We are optimistic that the Government will propose measures to ensure the reformed extended producer responsibility system (EPR) will recognise the high value of materials such as aluminium; we look forward to continuing to work with Government to ensure that future systems maximise the full potential of aluminium.
For nearly 30 years Alupro has been working on behalf of our membership to highlight aluminium as a sustainable packaging solution, and during that time the sector has consistently invested in the infrastructure required to ensure that aluminium packaging is truly circular.
The proposed legislation and consultations provide a rare opportunity for us to shape a ‘whole system’ approach that will deliver the 25Year Plan, the EU Circular Economy Package, and the aspiration for the UK to be recognised as the leading global champion of a more sustainable future for the next generation.
For further information on the Resources and Waste Strategy please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/resources-and-waste-strategy-for-england