UK aluminium can recycling rate to rise

The UK’s aluminium packaging recycling rate could jump significantly if proposals to exclude aluminium in laminates and cartons in an Environment Department (Defra) consultation document are taken up.

In a bid to cut packaging waste going to landfill by 400,000 tonnes over the next five years, Defra has called for aluminium recycling to increase by 3 percent a year, from 40 percent in 2012 to 55 percent in 2017.

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