aluminium can News

  • Aluminium can price drops back

    Novelis has changed the price of aluminium cans for the second time in two weeks. Last week the company upped can prices by £75, sending loose and flattened cans from £800 per tonne to £875 per tonne, while baled cans rose from £850 per tonne to £925 per tonne. However, today Novelis has announced that from tomorrow loose aluminium cans will drop back to £800 per tonne and baled or ...

  • Good news: price of aluminium cans goes up

    Novelis Recycling has announced that it is to increase the price it pays for aluminium cans from 13 April. It will pay £500 for a tonne of baled and densified cans from UK sources and £450 per tonne for loose whole or flattened cans. This represents a £100 per tonne increase across both grades. Novelis Recycling national manager Andy Doran told MRW: “We are reflecting the market as we see it and ...

  • Novelis ups aluminium can price for third time this month

    Novelis has upped the price of aluminium cans for the third time this month. Currently a tonne of loose cans is valued at £850 and a tonne of baled cans is £800. This came into effect on 25 January. Before January the price of loose and flattened cans stood at £550 per tonne and baled cans were worth £600 per tonne. But on 4 January Novelis rose prices by £50 and then the following week, an ...

  • Aluminium can recycler Novelis drops prices

    Price reductions in the wider aluminium market have led aluminium can recycler Novelis to reduce its used beverage can prices by £50 per tonne as of Monday (23 February). Novelis suppliers were notified today that new prices would be £350 p/t for loose and whole and loose and flatten cans and £400 p/t for baled cans. Company national manager Andy Doran told MRW: “We monitor London Metal Exchange ...

  • New aluminium can baler also handles swarf

    JMC has launched a range of balers for handling steel and aluminium drinks cans, aluminium foil, swarf and turnings - materials which are notoriously difficult to process. The new Alpack 5000 RDI is a fully automated system which is able to condense aluminium or steel drinks cans down to 280mm cubes, with no need for strapping or banding. The machine has been enhanced with wear plates to ...

  • UK recycles 52% of its aluminium beverage cans

    The UK recycled 52 per cent of its aluminium beverage cans in 2007, according to new research from the European Aluminium Association. Overall, the recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in Western Europe is now 61.8 per cent, an increase by 10 per cent compared to the year 2005. The EAA reviewed the aluminium beverage can recycling rates of 27 European Union countries. The UK features low ...

  • Stockpiling alu cans risks 2009 targets, says Alupro

    Alupro has called on aluminium can collectors to stop stockpiling the material amid concerns it could affect 2009 recycling targets. As a result of the global economic slowdown, “recycling targets in 2009 are going to be tough to hit anyway,” Alupro executive director Rick Hindley said. Such stockpiling disrupts the generation of Packaging Recovery Notes (PRNs), and material that has not been ...

  • Novelis recycles record 39 billion cans

    Aluminium giant Novelis has broken a company record by recycling an estimated 39 billion aluminium drink cans in the past year. Through recycling the company has reduced the need for 530,000 tonnes of primary aluminium avoiding five million tonnes of greenhouse gases. Novelis president of global procurement and metal management Nick Madden said: “The GHGs avoided through our can recycling ...

  • Buy your PET Extractpack Now

    One of our newest balers and the first of its kind is the Extractpack which combines baling and draining out of date beverage cans and bottles in one step. These new machines extract the liquid contents and simultaneously bale the containers, either aluminium cans or pet bottles. All the liquid residue is contained in the specially designed collection tray and is then gravity fed into the ...


    By Pakawaste Ltd

  • UPDATE Collection costs rise as Corus price hits zero

    Local authorities must find cash from existing budgets to continue steel can collections as Corus reduces its CanRoute prices to £0 per tonne. Future producer responsibility targets for steel packaging could also be hit if councils cannot adjust to cover costs.  Prices for cans had been reduced to just £10 per tonne from £95 as recently as October 20. Corus has blamed this further reduction ...

  • EU aluminium beverage can recycling hits 63%

    Aluminium drinks can recycling has increased to 63% across the EU27, data from the European Aluminium Association (EAA) has found. During the past two years, the recycling rate for aluminium cans has risen by 5.4%, going from 57.7% in 2006, to 61.8% in 2007 and reaching 63.1% in 2009. Germany recycles the most cans, with a rate of 96% by using the Green Dot scheme, which means the product ...

  • Tesco cuts Clubcard points for recycling

    Tesco has stopped issuing Clubcard points for materials such as plastic and glass put into its recycling machines after people were cutting items such as plastic bottles to get more points. The machines are installed at about 40 stores in England and one in Scotland. Most machines awarded one point for every four recycled items.  Now Green Clubcard points will only be issued for aluminium ...

  • Aluminium recycling

    Aluminium recycling is one of the most interesting topics at the moment, as aluminium is a highly sought-after raw material, just like steel. If it is processed properly, there is no limit to the reuse of aluminium. Recycled aluminium will not lose its quality through recycling as long as material of the highest possible purity is used. Currently, aluminium is shredded by means of shear balers to ...

  • Kick off some simple carbon cuts on World Environment Day

    As someone interested in taking positive action on climate change you will already see the advantages in reducing both your own emissions and emissions globally. So as businesses across the world pledge their positive environmental actions for the annual World Environment Day on 5th June, we ...


    By Carbon Neutral

  • PRN market faces hard year

    Key industry figures involved in the market for Packaging (Waste) Recovery Notes are “cautiously optimistic” about the year ahead but have acknowledged that it will be a difficult year. There has been a strong demand for aluminium beverage cans in recent months and last month aluminium can recycler Novelis increased the price it paid for the material by £100 a tonne. Aluminium Packaging Recycling ...

  • Sales of New 500 Alligator Shear Soar

    Since its introduction earlier this year, sales of the JMC Recycling Systems Ltd 500 shear have rocketed in the USA and Europe. Now the first 500 to be sold in the UK has gone to Addsys Ltd of Pontypridd. The shear is faster and more powerful than any other machine in its field and features automatic hold down and a 500mm blade. Pictured is Peter Coles of Addsys collecting his new machine who ...

  • EAA calls for `bold measures` to boost recycling

    Europe: In light of the forthcoming review of EU waste legislation, the European Aluminium Association (EAA) is advocating higher recycling targets and 'phasing out landfilling of end-use recyclable goods'. The organisation's director general Gerd Götz insists 'bold policy measures are needed to secure the availability of aluminium scrap in Europe - a key resource for increasing ...

  • Recycling trial boards national express east coast trains

    A trolley service to collect recyclable materials on trains will be trialled next month by National Express East Coast company. Customers will be encouraged to recycle on board trains in February and March to help the company cut its waste by half. If the trial is successful, the company could introduce the trolleys across all services to help meet targets to reduce waste by 50 per cent by 2010. ...

  • Value of our rubbish is worth £1.1 billion

    New figures show that £1.1 billion worth of glass, metal, plastic and paper has been sent for recycling in England since 2003 and the rate is going up by an annual average of 30 per cent a year. Campaign group Recycle Now showed that the amount of rubbish being sent for recycling has almost doubled over the last five years, which has contributed to the increase. Latest statistics from the ...

  • Up to 30% of aluminium and steel could be reused

    Globally, up to 27% of all steel and 33% of all aluminium could potentially be reused, according to research. Significant barriers to reuse, such as component incompatibility between products and metal corrosion, must first be addressed if these reuse figures are to be achieved. Aluminium or steel can be recycled by melting it down and recasting into new products. Currently, 60% of steel ...

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