Recycling rate for cans at new record level
(March 16, 2015) 7 out of 10 aluminium beverage cans recycled in Europe!
The overall recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in the EU 27 + EFTA countries increased by 1.5% points to a new record level of 69.5% (70%) in 2012. When considering the collection of cans in the remaining European countries and Turkey, the result is that the metal of more than 27.5 billion cans remains in the European circular economy and is available again for the production of new aluminium products. The collected cans represent a total amount of 390.000 tons of recycled aluminium, preventing more than 3.12 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
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