Recycling rate for cans again at new record level
(January 22, 2016) More than 7 out of 10 aluminium beverage cans recycled in Europe!
The overall recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in the EU, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland increased by 1.8 % points to a new record level of 71,3 % (69,5 %) in 2013.
When considering the collection of cans on the whole European continent (including other East-European countries, Russia and Turkey) the result is that the metal of more than 28 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 400.000 tons of recycled aluminium, preventing more than 3.2 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
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