Recycling of aluminum packaging is growing at a very high level: More than 540,000 tonnes less greenhouse gases
(November 3, 2017) According to current information from GVM (Gesellschaft für Verpackungsmarktforschung mbH, Mainz) the recycling of aluminum packaging in 2016 increased to 100,500 tonnes (2015: 96,000). With a market volume of 114,600 tons, the recycling rate is 87.7 percent.
"For the first time, more than 100,000 tonnes of used aluminum packaging were recycled within one year. The new packaging law creates a stable framework and is already triggering investments in even more modern sorting systems. This will further benefit aluminum recycling as well", commented Hans-Jürgen Schmidt, Managing Director of DAVR (German Aluminum Packaging Recycling GmbH, Grevenbroich), on the values of GVM. "Recycling at a very high level is an important contribution to resource conservation in addition to material efficiency and perfect product protection. The achieved recovery volumes reduce the generation of greenhouse gases by more than 540,000 tonnes of so-called CO2 equivalents per year. "
Every year GVM determines the quantity of packaging waste generated and recycled in Germany ─ also on behalf of the Federal Environmental Agency in Berlin. It takes into consideration the quantities of used packaging recycled via the different Dual Systems as well as the amounts returned by other organisations and collection schemes.
Read more: Facts and statistics