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Alupro appoints sustainability and public affairs manager

Alupro, the aluminium packaging recycling organisation, has announced the appointment  of Tom Giddings as sustainability and public affairs manager. Joining the business from international packaging provider DS Smith, Giddings has significant experience within the packaging and recycling industries. In his new role, Giddings will work closely with Alupro’s executive director, Rick Hindley, to lead the […]


Aluminium on AIR podcast: Lockdown boosts recycling

As the latest data shows that the UK Lockdown has driven a spike in aluminium packaging recycling rates, this week, Alupro’s Executive Director, Rick Hindley, speaks to Nadine Bloxsome Editor of Aluminium International Today about the drivers behind the increase and his thoughts on what a fixed fee Deposit Return Scheme would mean and should […]


UK aluminium packaging recycling rate hits new heights in rapidly-growing market

The UK’s aluminium packaging recycling rate has risen to 56%, its highest ever level, increasing year-on-year by 4% (from 52% in 2018). That’s the findings of the latest Environment Agency data, published on the National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD) earlier this month. The aluminium packaging market grew by 8% (year-on-year), with 207,000 tonnes of aluminium […]


Statement on Scotland’s proposed deposit return scheme

Earlier today (29 April), the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee voted through Scotland’s proposed introduction of a national deposit return scheme (DRS). The regulations will now be subject to a vote in the Scottish Parliament, after which the scheme will become law. In comment, Rick Hindley, executive director at Alupro, said: “While we […]


Scottish Government buries its head in the sand with proposed DRS

Scottish Government fails to fully consider the views of the public and industry as well as the advice of its own Environment Committee regarding proposed DRS Scots could face upfront beverage price hikes and see plastic bottles flood supermarket shelves as a result MSPs meet later this week (29 April) to answer questions and finalise […]


We need your metal!

At a time when ‘normal’ life seems to have changed beyond all recognition, it is comforting to know that one thing is consistent.  Recycling may not be at the forefront of anybody’s mind right now, but we can assure you it remains as important as it’s ever been. We have all seen the images, and […]


i2r wins the Queen’s Award For Enterprise: International Trade

Market leading aluminium foil tray manufacturer and Alupro member, i2r Packaging Solutions, has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade. Operating as part of the Italian Laminazione Sottile Group – one of the leading global suppliers of aluminium products – i2r is one of only 220 UK organisations to win a prestigious […]


Change essential if Scottish DRS is to be a success

Earlier this week (16 March), the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform laid regulations in the Scottish Parliament that will create the legal framework for the Scottish Government’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS). The Regulations will now lie before the Scottish Parliament for fifty-four days to allow a further period of scrutiny. […]


Alupro response to Coronavirus

UPDATED 25th MARCH 2020: Like most organisations, we are making our way through the Coronavirus pandemic one day at a time. Since our update on 18 March (below), all Alupro team members are now working from home.  We keep in touch daily with video calls and are maintaining a reasonable semblance of business as usual […]