Hydro opens new aluminium can recycling plant in Germany

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Aluminium company Hydro has commissioned a €45 million (£35 million) facility in Germany that can recycle up to 50,000 tonnes of used beverage can.

Situated in Neuss, the facility will recycle a proportion of the 450,000 tonnes (35 billion cans) that are used across Europe each year.

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Hydro president and chief executive Svein Richard Brandtzaeg said: “Hydro’s facility in Neuss is the first to adopt a patented, advanced sorting technology for used beverage cans, able to process collected aluminium material with up to 20% impurities – making the new recycling line the best place to be for any used beverage can.”