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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 […]

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Two million households encouraged to make Metals Matter

MetalMatters, the metal packaging industry’s kerbside recycling improvement programme, has followed up its initial promise and delivered unprecedented success in 2012. The programme reached nearly two million households across 31 local authorities and significantly increased the metals capture rate in each campaign.

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Remembering to recycle that festive aluminium packaging!

We have just tweaked the Alupro website, and now seems like the perfect time to do it. Why? Because the run-up to Christmas is a great time to remind everyone to recycle their aluminium packaging. Whether it’s because it’s easy to use foil trays for party food and trimmings for the festive feast, extra drinks […]

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Alupro: Looking ahead to another busy year

Alupro’s Executive Director Rick Hindley reflects on some of the high points of 2012, and identifies some priorities for 2013: It’s mid-way through January and 2013 is already shaping up to be another busy year for Alupro.   Although there’s plenty in the pipeline it is perhaps appropriate to reflect on just some of the […]

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Winners announced for the 2016 Alu D&T Challenge

 Seventeen students from schools around the UK have been named as winners in the Alu D&T Challenge, a national competition for 11 to 14 year olds organised by the aluminium industry to inspire young designers to create sustainable products using aluminium. Students and their teachers travelled to Birmingham to receive their prizes and meet the […]

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New ‘Leave Your Cap On’ campaigns extend coverage to over 2 million households

­­­­­­­­­­­­Alupro’s ‘Leave Your Cap On’ campaign, which encourages residents to recycle aluminium screw tops along with the glass bottles on which they came, has recently launched in four local authorities.  The latest campaigns, in Oxford and Berkshire, mean the number of bottle banks across the UK now promoting the recycling message has reached 5,443, taking […]

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Mallorca’s recycling & recovery challenge delivers ‘circular’ success

European Aluminium’s annual Packaging Seminar, held each September, is always a highlight of the working year.  In addition to presentations and debate on latest developments in our sector the programme provides the host country with the opportunity to give an insight into their specific recycling and recovery challenges. It never fails to be informative and […]