When recycling of aluminium closures is considered the advantages continue to stack up, as they are recyclable, without any loss of quality. In addition recycling of aluminium needs about 95% less energy compared with its primary production, with the corresponding savings in greenhouse gas emissions. Due to the high scrap value of aluminium a considerable part, if not all of its collection and sorting cost, can be offset. Depending on the system, collection and recycling of aluminium is `good business’.
See below for more information.
Links to national aluminium packaging recycling organisations are listed here.
An explanatory note on Aluminium & Recycled Content is downloadable here.