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We’re CIWM Awards finalists!

MetalMatters has been announced as a finalist in the 2017 CIWM Awards ‘Most Effective Communications’ category. These long-standing and well-respected awards are given for outstanding achievement in the sustainability, resource and waste industry. Judged by the most respected experts in the sector, the awards represent the highest level of achievement and are entered and sponsored […]

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When the feasting is over, don’t forget the recycling!

Here it is, Merry Christmas, everybody’s having fun! They are also having delicious mince pies, scrummy roast potatoes and all manner of oven-baked party treats.  And guess what  material is getting an above average outing during this busy, festive holiday? That’s right, aluminium.

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Rexam & Carlsberg celebrate first ever Cradle-to-Cradle certification for beverage can

Rexam and Carlsberg recently celebrated a Bronze level certification from the Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute for cans supplied by Rexam into the UK market.   Matthew Rowland Jones, European Sustainability Manager at Rexam, explains more: The Bronze Certification marks an important step in our joint sustainability journey with Carlsberg.  The certification, part of Carlsberg’s Circular Community […]

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Novelis Marks Commercial Debut of evercan™ Aluminum Beverage Can Sheet

Novelis, has announced the world’s first commercial use of evercan™, the company’s independently certified high-recycled content aluminium sheet for beverage cans. Red Hare Brewing Company‘s craft beer packaged exclusively in cans made of Novelis’ evercan aluminium sheet, which is made of a guaranteed minimum 90 percent recycled content, is expected to be on store shelves beginning in May 2014 in […]

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Study proves aluminium household foil a sustainable sandwich wrap option

News from the European Aluminium Foil Association: April, 2014 A study undertaken by IFEU (The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research) to measure the relative environmental performance of two different sandwich packs – aluminium household foil and a rigid plastic lunchbox – found that aluminium foil performs very favourably in terms of environmental impact and […]

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Promoting aluminium packaging recycling at the BBC Good Food Show Winter

At first you wouldn’t think it appropriate for a packaging recycling organisation to exhibit at a food show, it’s more appropriate surely that these are the preserves of artisan food producers and Michelin-starred chefs?   But there can be few better opportunities to showcase the versatility and recyclability of aluminium packaging to an engaged audience than […]

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Q2 Recycling performance provides optimistic outlook

The second quarter PRN results were published by the Environment Agency in July and, at least for aluminium, look very encouraging, building further on the positive Q1 results. For the period April – June 2013, 19,952 tonnes of aluminium packaging were collected for recycling, which means that year-to-date we are well on target to meet […]

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Summer sunshine means music – and can recycling!

It’s been a busy few months for one of Alupro’s core programmes Every Can Counts, which encourages recycling of drinks cans used outside the home.  A key element of the programme is promoting facilities for recycling ‘on the go’, and with the music festival season currently in full swing Every Can Counts has been onsite […]