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EAA plea for improved aluminium collection and sorting

Europe – The European Aluminium Association (EAA) has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainable packaging in Europe with the launch of a new brochure entitled ‘Aluminium packaging: convenient, safe and infinitely recyclable’.The brochure highlights some ‘best practices’ to optimise recycling processes and technologies. Currently, almost 60% of all aluminium packaging and 68% of all beverage cans in Europe are recycled. ‘It is our ambition to increase these figures, particularly in view of the ambitious EU recycling targets,’ stated the chair of EAA’s packaging group Laurent Musy.

At the organisation’s annual packaging seminar held this week in the Finnish capital Helsinki, he called on all parties within the waste management chain to address the need for better collection and sorting of highly-valuable aluminium fractions. And he added that producer responsibility systems ‘must be improved, with member states given the necessary time and resources to invest in their existing waste recovery infrastructure’.

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