European recycling of aluminium containers reaches new high


Data released by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) has shown that 55% of alufoil trays and semi-rigid containers were recycled in 2013.

The previous reporting period of 2010 saw a rate of just over 50%.


EAFA container group chairman Peter Wallach said: “We appreciate these positive developments, accentuating the environmental credentials of alufoil containers, in addition to their advantages for fillers and consumers.

“The diversity of alufoil containers means it is hard sometimes to target individual product areas.

“But thanks to greater consumer awareness and highly innovative national and local campaigns, the message that alufoil is perfectly recyclable, from whatever source, is having positive results across Europe.”

Recycling of the containers has reached over 85% in Germany, over 65% in Italy, above 40% in the UK and 35% in France and Spain.