In 2020 212,000 tonnes of aluminium packaging – primarily drink cans, aluminium foil and aerosols – was placed on the market in the UK.
Aluminium packaging represents up to 25% of the value of materials typically collected at the kerbside and commands the highest price per tonne for any recyclate collected at kerbside.
Aluminium represents 1% (by volume) of the domestic waste stream. This may sound like a relatively small amount but the high value of aluminium means that even small amounts yield reasonable cost savings for authorities that have a revenue sharing agreement with their waste management firm or materials recovery facility (MRF).
With Landfill Tax set at £102 per tonne in 2023 and increasing year on year, removing aluminium from landfill streams is increasingly important.
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