Winners of the 2013/14 Aluminium Design & Technology (D&T) Challenge, a design competition for 11 to 14 year old pupils, took center stage at Birmingham’s innovative science museum, Thinktank as the aluminium industry gathered to recognise and celebrate their creative talents and winning projects. Read more
With the Q4/2013 PRN results published, the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (ALUPRO) is pleased the aluminium packaging sector has surpassed its recycling goal for 2013, recovering 70,788 tonnes of aluminium, up 7,928 tonnes or 12.6% on 2012. Read more
North Lincolnshire Council and Leeds City Council have become the latest local authorities to launch Alupro’s “Leave Your Cap On” recycling communications campaign which encourages recyclers to screw the aluminium caps back on glass bottles before recycling. The new campaigns have seen stickers with the message ‘you can leave your cap on’ applied to over 870 glass banks across Leeds and 191 in North Lincolnshire. In addition North Lincolnshire Council is the first to take the message kerbside, running a trial in one round.
The programme, which has been developed by Alupro in partnership with British Glass and EAFA (European Aluminium Foil Association), aims to increase the recovery of aluminium screw caps and closures, used predominantly on wine and spirits and cooking ingredients such as olive oil, as the metal can be successfully recovered during the glass recycling process. Read more
The overall recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in the EU 27 + EFTA countries increased by 2.4% points to a new record level of 68% in 2011. If the collection of cans in the remaining European countries and Turkey is included, this means that more than 25 billion cans are recycled in Europe annually. This represents a total amount of 365,000 tons of recycled aluminium, avoiding 3 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (source: Environmental Profile Report_ April 2013).
Every Can Counts and Zero Waste Scotland are helping people around Scotland recycle their drinks cans while they are out and about.
Zero Waste Scotland and Every Can Counts are funding the six-month trial, which is taking place at Stirling’s Thistles Shopping Centre, Falkirk Bus Station, Queen Margaret University, Dundee College and Elgin Academy. The trial is part of Zero Waste Scotland’s work to ensure valuable materials can be recycled. Read more
Alupro is looking for a number of new local authorities to partner with and take advantage of its package of free support to educate households and promote the importance of recycling aluminium caps and closures. Read more
The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) has announced that Carlsberg UK has become its newest member and has also joined the funding partners of the “Every Can Counts” recycling programme. Read more
The communications campaign which targeted over 600,000 households has driven a 9% increase in the tonnage of metal packaging captured at the kerbside. Read more