Aluminium

Did you know?
Recycling aluminium uses only around 5% of the energy and emissions needed to make it from the raw material bauxite. Aluminium can be recycled indefinitely without losing any of its properties. Getting into the aluminium recycling habit is one of the best things we can do for the environment.

Reuse
Aluminium containers and foil can be cleaned and reused. Saucepans and household items may be donated to charity shops or taken to local authority recycling centres where they can be sold on to a scrap metal merchant.

Recycle
You can recycle aluminium cans in your clear recycling sack or your recycling bank, but not your foil.

Contacts

Aluminium Federation
www.alfed.org.uk

Aluminium Packaging Recycling Association (ALUPRO)
1 Brockhill Court
Brockhill Lane
Redditch
B97 6RB
UK
t: 01527 597757
f: 01527 594140
www.alupro.org.uk

Novelis
www.thinkcans.net

British Metals Recycling Association
16 High Street
Brampton
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE28 4TU
t: 01480 455249
f: 01480 453680
info@recyclemetals.org
www.recyclemetals.org
A trade association for the metals recycling industry.

Can Makers Information Service
New Bridge Street House
30-34 New Bridge Street
London
EC4V 6BJ
t: 0207 072 4083
f: 0207 072 4020
canmakers@gciuk.com
www.canmakers.co.uk
Provides information on the can manufacturing industry, together with data on recycling, resource management and energy saving.

 

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