In a period where everything revolves around discussing the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s easy to take our eye off the ball on other matters. One issue that goes under the radar is the upcoming vote on regulation in Scotland to do with the introduction of a national deposit return scheme (DRS).
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).
Ball Corporation has announced the five aluminium packaging plants with the most significant operational and social sustainability improvements in 2019; each plant will be awarded with Ball’s 2019 R. David Hoover Sustainability Award.
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.
AEROBAL highlights the important role packaging manufacturers are playing as part of a system-relevant supply chain, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry.
According to an ad hoc survey conducted by Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie (GDA), 80% of the aluminium companies questioned said that new orders and call-off figures from the automotive industry had declined sharply and had even come to a complete standstill in some cases.
Alupro has appointed cleantech and environmental communications consultancy, Prova, to manage its external public relations activities.
Ball Corporation has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Tubex Industria E Comercio de Embalagens Ltda, an aluminum aerosol packaging business with a plant near Sao Paolo, Brazil.
The generally weaker global economy in 2019 also left its mark on annual production figures for aluminium aerosol cans.
The nation’s worst offending areas for not recycling metal have been revealed, with approximately one in five Brits admitting they rarely or never recycle household metal.
The International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) held its competition for the world’s best and most innovative aluminium aerosol cans: the World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award 2019.