With 2026 now proposed as the earliest likely alternative for the implementation of the UK’s deposit return scheme, frustrations continue to build across the supply chain, however, Alupro is suggesting everyone ‘can the negativity’ and look to the positives.
Henkel, the leading global solutions provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, has joined the UK Aerosol Recycling Initiative.
James Albosh, from Nottingham Trent University, took home first place in the ‘replacing multi-material packaging’ category for his prepared meal packaging design.
Almost 14,000 residents across Roundhay and Moortown in Leeds, UK, are being inspired to ‘Foil in Love’ with recycling, as part of a new campaign launched by Leeds City Council, run in partnership with Alupro.
Complexities surrounding the Scottish Government’s planned introduction of a deposit return scheme (DRS) have continued to build, with Whitehall controversially telling ministers that plans could only go ahead if a number of substantial changes were immediately implemented.
A new campaign promoting metal packaging recycling has been introduced by RECAP, the waste partnership between Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in the UK, in a bid to improve kerbside recycling rates.
At this week’s BAMA Innovation Day (19 April, Royal Armouries, Leeds) Alupro officially launched its ‘Roadmap to increasing UK aerosol recycling’ – a long-term strategic vision to drive a widespread uplift in national capture and recycling rates.
The 29 members of Alupro have sent a joint letter calling for immediate government action in order to ensure that a deposit return scheme (DRS) across England, Wales and Northern Ireland further enhances aluminium recycling rates without compromising the market.
By now, the world’s clued up to the pollution caused by companies and the general public not recycling properly. However, as the metal packaging industry reiterates again and again, more communication is needed to really drive the message home and ensure we’re acting on this issue in the most effective way.