Trivium announces aluminium recycling initiative in Latin America

Trivium has announced a recycling initiative in Argentina, partnering with urban recycler organisation Creando Conciencia to substantially increase the recollection and reuse of aerosol aluminium cans.

Through the partnership, Trivium Argentina will become the first in Latin America to use post-consumer recycled (PCR) aluminium. The initiative, which follows the company’s A- sustainability performance rating by the CDP, is part of its efforts to raise awareness and accelerate sustainability practices for its customers and the planet.

Marcelo Celestini, general manager of Trivium Argentina, said: “This recycling initiative enables Trivium to make a difference in the three areas our company is built on by taking care of people through social organisations, protecting our planet by reducing CO2 emissions in a significant way, and by walking the same journey with our customers.”

“Advancing the recycling rates of our infinitely recyclable packaging materials is important to Trivium,” said Jenny Wassenaar, VP of sustainability at Trivium Packaging. “We’re thrilled to partner with Creando Conciencia in Argentina, which collects and recycles aerosol aluminium cans from consumers’ homes and processes them for inclusion in the production of new aluminium containers. In this way, we actively contribute together to a circular economy.”

The partnership aims to make the recycling process more efficient while providing encouragement and education to the community surrounding aerosol can recycling. Creando Conciencia will collect aerosol aluminium cans from consumers and process them using machinery provided by Trivium that depressurises and compacts the aerosol at the same time. Trivium is then able to melt the compacted aerosols to produce aluminium ingots. Trivium Argentina estimates that 9-10% of its newly produced packaging will come from recycled aluminium.

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