aluminium recycling News

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Novelis Commissions Expanded Latchford Recycling Plant

    Novelis, the world leader in aluminium rolling and recycling, announced today the commissioning of its expanded recycling plant in Latchford, Warrington in the UK. With an investment of approximately € 13.6 million (£6 million), the plant’s capacity will increase by over a third and becomes Europe’s largest closed-loop recycling operation for automotive aluminium rolled ...


    By Novelis Inc.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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. ...

  • Enval demonstrates aluminium recovery technology in recycling trials

    Enval's pioneering technology will provide the recycling solution for a project to assess the feasibility of including flexible laminate packaging, such as food and drink pouches, pet food pouches and toothpaste tubes, in existing household recycling schemes. The project is being conducted in partnership with Anthesis LRS, SUEZ environnement, Nestlé UK & Ireland, Coca-Cola Enterprises. ...


    By Enval Limited

  • Unique recycling firm receives big investment

    Enval, the first packaging recycling company to allow complete recycling of laminate packaging waste, has obtained significant investment from the East of England Co-Investment Fund. Laminate packaging is a material made up from tightly-packed layers of aluminium and plastic that are hard to separate, such as a drink carton. The spinout company of the ...

  • New possibilities in the metal recycling industry – International experts gathered in Gleisdorf

    The REDWAVE Metal Days, at BT-Wolfgang Binder in Gleisdorf, provided the context for international experts from various sectors of the metal and aluminium recycling industry to exchange information on markets, technologies and practical experience. In addition, the new REDWAVE XRF-M sorting system, for recycling in the metals sector, was presented to the participants. The interest of the ...

  • 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 Luton plant for laminate packaging recycling

    Waste firms or producers looking to recycle their laminate packaging waste such as drink cartons, toothpaste tubes and coffee sachets can now test this at a new engineering facility in Luton. Privately funded environmental technology solutions firm Enval has opened the new pilot plant in the town. The company, originally a spin-out from the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of ...

  • Material sectors criticise Government`s unachievable packaging recycling targets

    Key figures across the recycled plastics, aluminium and wood industries have expressed their concerns over the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs proposed packaging recycling targets for 2020. Some sectors believe the Government’s targets are over-ambitious and need to be revised. They say more infrastructure and work on increasing the recovery rates of materials needs to be put ...

  • Glass packaging has lowest carbon footprint

    A study has found that the lifecycle of a glass container produces the lowest emissions compared to aluminium or plastic packaging. Carried out by glass recycler O-I, the report is the packaging industry’s ‘first’ complete carbon footprint assessment of the lifecycle of a glass container from the extraction of raw materials to its reuse or recycling. Glass had the lowest carbon footprint across ...

  • TOMRA Sorting’s expertise in metal sorting grows with opening of Alumetal’s new Polish plant

    One of Europe’s largest aluminium casting alloy producers has opened a new plant in NowaSól, Poland, containing three state-of-the-art TITECH sorting machines. Alumental SA’s new plant produces high grade aluminium scrap, for re-smelting and supply to the automotive industry, which is then made into eco-efficient, high-end products. The plant, which opened in June, contains ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

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