According to preliminary figures recently released by the Environment Agency, the volume of aluminium packaging collected for recycling in the UK reached its highest ever level in 2020, which is very encouraging. As Alupro’s Rick Hindley highlights, this also “suggests increased public awareness about the widespread benefits of best practice aluminium recycling,” and the UK’s lockdown restrictions may be contributing to this, with more people filling their recycling bins.
In other news, it has been a busy week as I have just finished my first issue of CanTech International, so I hope that you enjoy the coverage in the February magazine when it becomes available. There are features on the year ahead in the metal packaging industry, carbon-neutral steelmaking, an update on coatings and inks, a focus on France can making, and the surge in demand for beverage cans.
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- Jill Sayles, CanTech International editor.
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