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11th September 2014

Recycling Aluminium; Run Your Own Aluminium Can Collection Scheme

One of our clients, Novelis Recycling UK, the global leader in aluminium rolled products and the world’s largest recycler of aluminium, has recently announced the opening of two new aggregation centres.

Servicing areas in and around London and the South East, Novelis’ comprehensive network of local delivery points has expanded to offer even more options for the delivery of used aluminium beverage cans.

Why recycle aluminium?

Aluminium is the world’s most recycled packaging container. Recycling aluminium reduces the use of natural resources and chemicals and eliminates the need for bauxite ore to be mined. A used aluminium drink can can be recycled, reprocessed, remade and ready for re-sale in around 60 days.

Aluminium is the most versatile and environmentally beneficial material to recycle, preventing close to 170 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from entering the environment every year. Aluminium is infinitely recyclable. Eight billion aluminium drink cans are sold in the UK every year, and each one can be re-melted and reformed again and again without losing any quality, saving energy, raw materials and waste.

Nearly 90% of the drink cans sold in the UK are made of aluminium and the current recycling rate (2011) for drink cans stands at 55%, so there is still plenty out there to collect and recycle. If you are interested in setting up an aluminium can collection scheme, get in touch with Novelis today.

Novelis are constantly looking to find new suppliers to augment their existing network of used aluminium can suppliers. Becoming a supplier of used aluminium cans to Novelis is quick and easy, with competitive prices paid for good quality cans. Now with nine aggregation sites across the UK, delivering your aluminium load couldn’t be easier.

You can get in touch with Novelis’ metal buying team who will provide you with information on how to become a Novelis supplier, maximising the potential of the valuable aluminium you collect. The team are always on hand to advise you on setting up your aluminium can collection scheme, quality and contamination issues, as well as marketing support on how to successfully run your scheme.

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