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Jan 15, 2021
Record volume of aluminium packaging recycled in the UK in 2020
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Nov 16, 2020
Clean Earth is expected to process around 13 million aerosol cans in 2020, breaking its previous record. Clean Earth, a major speciality waste company in the US, announced that its Aerosol Recycling System is expected to recycle 85% more aerosol cans than in 2015. Processing pressurised steel cans, aluminium cans, plastics, and glass, the company has already surpassed... [Read More]

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Oct 27, 2020
Aluminium packaging recycling rates have surpassed 2020’s target, according to the UK Environment Agency. The figures show that in the third quarter of 2020, more than 42,265 tonnes of aluminium packaging were collected for recycling – an increase of 41% compared to the same period in 2019 and 4% higher than the previous quarter (40,653). To date in 2020, 119,198... [Read More]

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Oct 19, 2020
Unilever has teamed up with Recycling Technologies, a specialist plastic recycling technology provider, and renewable fuels firm Neste to recover and reuse plastic packaging that is currently incinerated, buried in landfill, or exported from the UK. The joint project has been awarded a £3.1 million (€3.41 million) grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to develop... [Read More]

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Oct 14, 2020
Global plastic packaging manufacturer and recycling specialist ALPLA has developed the world’s first carbon-neutral recycled PET. ALPLA switched its PET Recycling Team plants in Wollersdorf, Austria, and Radomsko, Poland, to a mix of electricity from renewable sources to produce carbon-neutral recycled polyethylene terephthalate. Georg Lässer, head of recycling... [Read More]

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Oct 5, 2020
Production of aluminium aerosol cans has only decreased slightly, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, although manufacturers should expect a further decline in demand in the second half of the year. According to the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) recorded a relatively moderate decline in the global production of aluminium... [Read More]

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Oct 1, 2020
Speakers at a European Aluminium web workshop stressed the need to invest now in aluminium packaging sorting and recycling. The event, which took place on 30 September, welcomed several speakers in the field to discuss investing in the circular economy. Andy Doran, chairman of the Packaging Group, and Michael Langen of HTP, a German consultancy on waste management,... [Read More]

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Sep 15, 2020
The UK city of Leicester has partnered with the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) and MetalMatters to promote metal packaging recycling. The Make Metals Matter campaign, launched by Leicester City Council, will target over 140,000 homes in the city to remind people to recycle all of their household metal packaging waste. It is estimated over 168... [Read More]

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Sep 10, 2020
US Ecology has become the first and only US firm to offer Aerosol Recycling Technology (ART), a 100% sustainable solution for aerosol waste. The ART system, developed exclusively with DeSpray Environmental, uses state-of-the-art, patent-pending technologies to produce recyclable metal, reusable alternative fuels and liquid fuels. According to US Ecology, the ART... [Read More]

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Sep 8, 2020
Working with the European Brands Association (AIM), over 85 companies and organisations from the complete packaging value chain – including Procter & Gamble, ALPLA, Unilever, L’Oreal, Beiersdorf, and Henkel - have joined forces to assess whether a pioneering digital technology can enable better sorting and improved recycling rates for packaging in the EU, to drive... [Read More]

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Aug 26, 2020
Henkel North America has joined the US Plastics Pact, committing to meet ambitious circular economy goals by 2025. The US Plastics Pact is a collaboration led by The Recycling Partnership, World Wildlife Fund, and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. As part of the pact, Henkel will recognise that significant, system-wide change is crucial to realise a circular economy for... [Read More]

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Aug 14, 2020
Crown Holdings has introduced Twentyby30, a programme outlining 20 measurable, environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals to be completed by 2030 or sooner. The metal can manufacturing firm, which specialises in beverage, food and aerosol packaging, introduced five key pillars of action – climate action, resource efficiency, optimum circularity, working together... [Read More]

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Aug 7, 2020
Foresight Group and Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) have increased their stake in UK aerosol valve company Salvalco. The independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager and engineering company announced a £500,000 (€553,000) follow-on investment to support the development of aerosol valves that use ecologically sustainable propellants. Overall,... [Read More]

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Jul 27, 2020
A record amount of aluminium packaging was recycled in the UK in the second quarter of this year. Data released by the Environment Agency on 22 July shows a record 40,653 tonnes of aluminium packaging were collected, indicating that a total of 76,933 tonnes were collected for recycling in the first half of 2020 – an increase of 52% compared to the same period in 2019. Aluminium... [Read More]

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Jul 17, 2020
Procter & Gamble (P&G), the firm behind brands including Febreze, Gillette, and Old Spice, has committed to making its global operations carbon neutral for the decade through a series of interventions to protect, improve and restore nature. The company said it recognises the next decade represents a “critical window” for the world to accelerate progress... [Read More]

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Jul 14, 2020
US Ecology, a leading provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities, has partnered with DeSpray Environmental, based in the Netherlands, to offer a 100% aerosol recycling service. US Ecology’s new Aerosol Recycling Technology was delivered in partnership with DeSpray to tackle this challenging waste stream. DeSpray’s system processes 100%... [Read More]


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