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Aluminium packaging recycling rates surpass 2020 target

According to data released by the Environment Agency earlier this week (22 October), aluminium packaging recycling rates have officially exceeded their 2020 target with three months of the year still remaining. Q3 saw 42,265 tonnes of aluminium packaging collected for recycling, an increase of 41% compared to the same period in 2019 and 4% higher […]


Why data quality is key to the future of UK packaging recycling

Tom Giddings, Sustainability and Public Affairs Manager at Alupro, discusses the importance of consistency in UK recycling data and explains why collaboration, simplification and standardisation will prove pivotal as the UK transitions towards a more circular economy. Over the coming years, the packaging industry will experience seismic change. Consultations are expected in early 2021 regarding […]


Alupro launches campaign to educate primary pupils about recycling

Alupro, the aluminium packaging recycling organisation, has announced the launch of its 2020 primary education programme. From Monday 28 September, schools across the UK and Ireland will be recruited to participate in the initiative, which aims to bring recycling into the classroom through science, art, design and PHSE. The anime-inspired Key Stage 2 (KS2) campaign […]


Alupro celebrates UK’s commitment to recycling during lockdown

Alupro, the aluminium packaging recycling organisation, has thrown its full support behind Recycle Week (21-27 September). Organised by Recycle Now, this year’s campaign will run under the banner ‘Together We Recycle’ and aims to celebrate household recycling through the COVID-19 pandemic. With aluminium recycling rates continuing to increase, the UK has already collected and recycled […]


Alupro to sponsor Student Starpack Awards

Alupro, the aluminium packaging recycling organisation, has been announced as the latest sponsor of the 2021 Student Starpack Awards. Organised by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), the competition challenges university students to identify creative packaging solutions to problems set by leading brands As part of the agreement, Alupro has provided a comprehensive […]


Aluminium packaging recycling rates reach record levels, shows Q2 PRN data

According to data released by the Environment Agency earlier this week (22 July), a record 40,653 tonnes of aluminium packaging were collected for recycling in Q2 2020. This indicates that 76,933 tonnes were collected for recycling in the first half of the year – a significant increase of 52% compared to the same period in […]


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 […]