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Tuesday 13 November 2012

Recycling of aluminium packaging jumps in Europe

There has been a rise in the amount of aluminium foil trays and semi-rigid containers being recycled across Europe, according to a new study.

The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) discovered that more than 50 per cent of this kind of packaging is now being used again, up from 45 per cent in 2008, Packaging Europe reports.

Aluminium can be recycled over and over again, which saves as much as 95 per cent of the energy that would be needed to construct new containers made from the material.

EAFA spokesperson Khosrow Tahmasebi said the findings demonstrate a commitment from both the packaging industry and consumers to use fewer resources and increase sustainability.

"Our primary objective continues to be to increase recycling rates further and in so doing making Europe a more sustainable community," he added.

The Confederation of European Paper Industries and the International Confederation of Paper and Board Converters in Europe announced last year that mineral oil hydrocarbons are to be removed from recycled paper packaging continent-wide in order to make the industry greener.

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Posted by Nikki Barrister

Source: The Sales Engineer News

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