aluminium can recycling News

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Novelis Expands Finishing Capacity for Beverage Can Sheet in Europe

    Novelis, the world leader in aluminium rolling and recycling, today announced the commissioning of a new aluminium slitting and packing line at Aluminium Norf GmbH (Alunorf), its joint-venture facility in Neuss, Germany. With an investment of approximately 15 million Euros, it will increase the plant’s finishing capacity for beverage can sheet. “This investment reflects the solid ...


    By Novelis Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Orkney Islands crush their own cans

    The Council of the Orkney Islands is now a proud owner of its own can crushing machinery, cutting transport costs to the UK mainland. The £50,000 can crusher, manufactured by Advanced Recycling Systems in Cornwall, will enable the Orkney Islands to recycle thousands of cans a year in a destination where the residents produce 60 tonnes of waste cans each year. The machine will sort the aluminium ...

  • Every can counts scheme pilots in Asda trial stores

    Supermarket Asda has launched a drinks can recycling programme to run across 49 of its stores in the north west of England. Asda has partnered up with Every Can Counts, a partnership between drinks can manufacturers, the recycling industry and waste management companies. It is being implemented back of store as part of Asda’s initiative to send zero waste to landfill by the end of 2010. “We ...

  • 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 ...

  • US aluminium industry to recycle 75% of all cans by 2015

    The Aluminum Association has announced an industry wide effort to increase the industry’s recycling rate for used aluminum beverage containers to 75% by 2015.  Today, the aluminum industry recovers approximately 54% of the aluminum containers produced in the US. While aluminum cans are already the most widely recycled beverage container in the country, each year Americans still discard ...


    By The Aluminum Association

  • Radiators Recycling

    Using its experience in the electric cables recycling field, Guidetti Company has created a line for recycling of the radiators coming from cars, household appliances and air/liquid industrial coolers with the capacity ranging from 400 up to 1.200 kg/h. 3 models are available, according to the radiator’s composition that can be made up of: copper/aluminium, copper/aluminium/plastic, ...


    By Guidetti Recycling Systems

  • Odourless Aluminium Recycling

    Environmental excellence coupled with economic benefits: When recycling aluminium, different classes of metal scrap are used. Especially lower grades of scrap can cause odour. The elimination of this odour is not only environmental-friendly but also renders the recycling process very economic, as lower grades of scrap can be used increasingly. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Rössl & Duso launches its new line of shredders for Aluminium scrap

    Rössl & Duso S.p.a. has a long tradition on mechanical machining of large industrial parts in forged, cast or sheet steel, like turbine casings, naval shafts, rings, etc. for the power, oil/chemical, nuclear and naval industries. The works are carried out exclusively with CNC machines. The company was created in 1970 and is part of the medium-size manufacturing industries of the Veneto region ...


    By Rössl & Duso S.R.L.

  • Novelis Casts First Ingot at New Aluminium Recycling Center in Nachterstedt

    Novelis, the world leader in aluminium rolling and recycling, announced today that it successfully cast the first production-sized ingot – almost 10 meters long – at its 200 million Euro aluminium recycling and casting center in Nachterstedt, Germany. Located adjacent to the company’s existing aluminium rolling mill, the new plant will produce up to 400,000 metric tons of ...


    By Novelis Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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