The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation
We welcome any measure that effectively increases recycling and reduces litter.  Aluminium packaging is already widely recycled; 70% of beverage cans are currently recycled, and independent research shows that in 12 years the existing collection infrastructure will deliver a 90% recycling rate for all aluminium packaging*.

We want to contribute to what we trust will be a thorough and considered consultation, including understanding the impact of DRS on the existing household recycling kerbside collection system.

On the issue of litter, we believe a significant communication and education programme is required, if the habits of a few are to be changed.  In the meantime, we are working with Government and others with regards reform of the UK packaging producer responsibility system.

RICK HINDLEY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ALUPRO

*drinks cans, aerosols and foil

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