With the UK lockdown resulting in a significant increase in the volume of aluminium packaging collected via kerbside systems, the number of Packaging Recovery Notes (PRNs) raised have consequently skyrocketed.
The Scottish government has made the decision to go ahead with its planned deposit return scheme (DRS) regulations. The regulations will now be subject to a vote in the Scottish Parliament, after which the scheme will become law. Alupro’s Rick Hindley has commented on the news.
Alupro is calling for MSPs to vote against the Scottish government’s deposit return scheme regulations, as they are currently drafted, at this week’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee meeting (29 April).
According to recent data released by the UK’s Environment Agency, 35,232 tonnes of aluminium packaging were collected for recycling in Q1 2020 – an increase of 48% compared to the same period in 2019.
Rick Hindley, Alupro executive director, says that by continuing to provide kerbside collections, local authorities are providing an invaluable service that keeps resources away from landfill and retains them within the value chain.
Alupro’s executive director, Rick Hindley, has offered his views in response to the regulations laid out for the Scottish government’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS).
The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association’s (BAMA) ninth annual Forum and Awards Dinner will be held on 18 October at the Oulton Hall Hotel, Leeds, UK.
The British Drops cycling team took part in the Ronde Van Vlaanderen, the famous Belgium cycling race last week (1-2 April) to raise awareness for recycling.
The national recycling rate for all aluminium packaging stands at 55% and the estimated recycling rate for aluminium drinks cans has reached 69% but the figures could be even higher, suggests the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro).