After recent research revealed that approximately 5000 tonnes of aluminium from caps and closures could be recovered nationally amounting to more than £2000, Alupro launched the “you can leave your cap on” campaign.
The initiative, launched in Kent last month, is part of a trial campaign with four local authorities. The programme encourages households to screw the tops back on empty glass bottles, before recycling them.
'The market for aluminium bottle closures is growing rapidly, particularly for wine bottles, so it is important that the consumer gets in the habit of recycling them so that the aluminium can be captured for reprocessing,' comments Alupro's executive director Rick Hindley. 'The message to the public is simple. Screwing the top back on the empty bottle before recycling is the easiest way for people to do their bit to recycle this valuable material.'
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