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Jul 9, 2024
SUEZ UK partners with Alupro for aerosol recycling drive
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Jun 20, 2024
A digital campaign promoting best practice metal packaging recycling has begun across Powys in Wales. Having launched on 17 June, the six-week programme will target more than 67,000 households across the region, with the aim of improving kerbside recycling rates. Delivered by the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro), ‘MetalMatters’ will use targeted... [Read More]

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May 31, 2024
The Household and Commercial Products Association (HCPA) and the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) have published a white paper through the Aerosol Recycling Initiative that presents a year's worth of data and analysis to help demonstrate the recyclability of the aerosol can. Launched in 2022, the initiative’s goals are to achieve by 2030 at least an 85% recycling... [Read More]

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May 21, 2024
According to annual data published on the National Packaging Waste Database by the Environment Agency, the UK’s aluminium packaging recycling rate hit 68% in 2023. A record-breaking 162,357 tonnes were recycled nationwide, including more than four in five beverage cans (81%).| Despite a rapidly growing domestic market, aluminium packaging collected through kerbside,... [Read More]

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Apr 24, 2024
APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has welcomed the stricter recyclability measures endorsed by the formal adoption of the Packaging & Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) voted by the European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg today (24 April). The final list of measures, aimed at reducing the amount of packaging waste generated in the... [Read More]

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Apr 22, 2024
The Aerosol Recycling Initiative has published the Executive Summary to a white paper that will be released in May 2024. The Executive Summary details the campaign’s initial-phase activities and data gathered to date to establish the aerosol can’s recycling story, as well as plans for the next phase. The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and the Household & Commercial... [Read More]

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Apr 12, 2024
Blaenau Gwent Council and Powys County Council in Wales have signed a new five-year agreement totalling £400,000 (€468.8k) for the safe collection and recycling of household aerosols. The latest agreement with Grundon Waste Management ensure the councils are in pole position for the new Welsh Government regulations which began on 6 April, mandating the separate collection... [Read More]

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Mar 22, 2024
Ball Corporation has released its 2023 Combined Report, which provides stakeholders with a comprehensive overview of how environmental, social and economic performance are driving value across the business. “Following the divestment of our aerospace business, this past year presented an opportunity for us to clearly declare who we are as a focused aluminum packaging... [Read More]

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Mar 19, 2024
The Global Recycling Foundation has announced that Mike Mackay, managing director of Despray Environmental in the Netherlands, as one of the ten distinguished recipients of the Recycling Heroes 2024 award. This recognition, awarded on the occasion of the seventh Global Recycling Day (18 March), celebrates Mackay's exceptional contributions to advancing aerosol recycling... [Read More]

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Mar 11, 2024
MetalMatters, an industry-supported campaign that encourages households to recycle their cans, foil, empty aerosols, trays, tubes and metal screw tops, has been rolled out by West Devon Borough Council in the UK. As part of continued efforts to improve kerbside recycling rates, the initiative will see residents across the region receive an informative leaflet posted directly... [Read More]

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Mar 7, 2024
Governments, industry associations, businesses and civil society must work together to prevent further climate breakdown and create the conditions needed for a just transition to a low-carbon economy, Unilever has said. The corporation said that it has taken strides in its own operations, lowering emissions by over two-thirds since 2015, but that it needs to act well... [Read More]

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Feb 22, 2024
Over the last 25 years, Despray Environmental has 100% recycled and removed over 560 million aerosol cans from the waste stream. These ongoing efforts are currently responsible for 260 cans per second and rising with every Despray system that is commissioned, said the organisation. The combined efforts of Despray co-founders Mike MacKay and Eelco Osse has led to this... [Read More]

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Feb 21, 2024
Lindal Group, a global leader in the design, manufacture and sale of specialist valves, actuators and spray caps used in aerosol products, has joined other key members in the UK Aerosol Recycling Initiative as a funding partner. Spearheaded by Alupro, the UK Aerosol Recycling Initiative was launched in 2022 to increase awareness and uptake of aerosol recycling across... [Read More]

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Feb 19, 2024
BDF Nivea Brasil is continuing to partner with Grupo Muda to optimise its waste chain and reduce environmental impact. The organisation said the collaboration will support the reverse logistics of 22% of its aerosol deodorants - equivalent to the environmental compensation of approximately 231 tons of packaging. "Encouraged by our Care Beyond Skin Agenda, we have important... [Read More]

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Jan 22, 2024
Trivium Packaging has retained its Platinum status - the highest ranking available - in the 2023 EcoVadis sustainability ratings. For the third time in a row, the company has scored in the top 1% of more than 75,000 companies that are assessed globally for sustainability criteria. EcoVadis’ platinum award reflects demonstrated improvements and contributions towards... [Read More]

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Jan 15, 2024
New measures to standardise recycling for all kerbside collections in New Zealand mean that aerosol spray cans and caps will no longer be accepted from the beginning of next month (February). Lids and bottle-tops will also no longer be accepted. Palmerston North City Council said the reason for excluding all aerosols in kerbside recycling is mainly related to health... [Read More]

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Jan 8, 2024
Soudal has announced it will start using Bluemint® steel in its one-component foam production. The Belgian company said the move is part of a continuous effort to utilise more sustainable packaging, with the new packaging technology leading to a significant reduction of CO2 emisisons. Bluemint steel is a brand owned by German steel producer ThyssenKrupp. It is produced... [Read More]

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