Recycling of aluminum packaging rises to a new record level of 93.2%
(November 16, 2020) More than 640,000 tons less greenhouse gases.
According to current information from the Gesellschaft für Verpackungsmarktforschung mbH (GVM), the recycling of aluminum packaging used in Germany rose to 126,600 tons in 2019. With a market volume of 135,800 tons, the recycling rate is now 93.2 percent.
“The new packaging law creates stable framework conditions and triggers investments in even more modern sorting systems. Aluminum recycling will continue to benefit from this. In addition, the number of aluminum beverage cans returned via the deposit system continues to grow, ”said Hans-Jürgen Schmidt, Managing Director of Deutsche Aluminum Verpackung Recycling GmbH, Grevenbroich, commenting on GVM's information.
“In addition to material efficiency and perfect product protection, recycling at a very high level is an important contribution to resource protection. From the recycling volumes that have now been achieved, a reduction in greenhouse gases of well over 640,000 tons of so-called CO2 equivalents per year can be calculated."
The GVM annually determines the generation and recycling of packaging waste in Germany - also on behalf of the Federal Environment Agency, Berlin. The recycling quantities of the various dual systems as well as the return of used packaging via other organizations and collection channels are taken into account.
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