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.
Aluminium containers and foil can be cleaned and reused. Saucepans and household items may be donated to charity shops where they can be sold on to a scrap metal merchant.
You can recycle aluminium cans in your clear recycling sack, green bin or your recycling bank, but not your foil.
Aluminium Packaging Recycling Association (ALUPRO)
1 Brockhill Court
t: 01527 597757
f: 01527 594140
British Metals Recycling Association
16 High Street
t: 01480 455249
f: 01480 453680
A trade association for the metals recycling industry.
Can Makers Information Service
New Bridge Street House
30-34 New Bridge Street
t: 0207 072 4083
f: 0207 072 4020
Provides information on the can manufacturing industry, together with data on recycling, resource management and energy saving.