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Response to Scottish Govt Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee report, December 2019

Rick Hindley, executive director of Alupro (Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation) said:   “Alupro welcomes today’s report by the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee which identifies the need for a variable deposit as part of the deposit return scheme for drinks containers. We have worked hard to ensure the voice of the aluminium packaging […]



Aluminium packaging recycling body urges caution to avoid unintended consequences of a DRS Two thirds of shoppers will switch from buying infinitely recyclable cans to plastic bottles One in five people will lose their deposit as they continue recycling at home   An ‘all-in’ deposit return scheme for drinks containers could result in an extra […]


Alupro Extends OPRL’s Materials Reach

Alupro is joining OPRL’s guarantors to add aluminium packaging recycling to the partnership of paper and card, cartons and plastic packaging recycling organisations alongside local authority and brand and retailer recycling interests.  The on-pack recycling labelling run by OPRL Ltd, the rapidly growing not-for-profit, embraces all packaging materials in a unified scheme understood and acted on […]


Pumpkin Rescue

  Halloween is the spookiest time of the year, but what happens after we’ve carved pumpkins to decorate our homes is probably the scariest thing of all. Around 15 million pumpkins are wasted in the UK every Halloween. Yet pumpkin flesh is edible and could be used in delicious recipes that not only prevent the […]


Record Q3 aluminium packaging recycling performance

The latest recycling data, released by the Environment Agency today, reports the strongest ever quarter for aluminium packaging.   According to the data, just under 30,000 tonnes of aluminium packaging was recycled in quarter 3, and year to date, recycling is up by 6% (81,286 v 76,582 tonnes) when compared to the same period last […]


Aluminium beverage can recycling in Europe hits record 74.5% in 2017

31 billion cans recycled, or 420,000 tons of aluminium The overall recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in the European Union, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland in 2017 rose 2.3% from 2016 (72.8%), to reach an all-time record 74.5% in 2017. Almost 31 billion cans were recycled in the EU and EFTA countries in 2017, representing […]


Recycle Week 2019 has arrived!

We are delighted to support Recycle Now’s annual campaign, Recycle Week.  Now in its 17th year, Recycle Week aims to inspire people to recycle more items from all around the home. This year’s campaign is a real call to action – ‘Recycle.  Its in our own hands’, a motto that reflects the purpose of our […]