Because aluminium can be recycled endlessly while maintaining its quality, it’s a key part of global drives towards waste reduction and a circular economy. We work closely with government, members, other industries and trade bodies worldwide to maximise aluminium’s contribution to innovation and policy.
For example, a recent initiative is our collaboration with European Aluminium regarding the EU Circular Economy Package, which looks at elements such as recognition of multiple recycling, aluminium packaging targets and metal recovery from incinerator bottom ashes.
We’re tying this into innovation-related activity promoting more efficient recycling processes and the use of recycled aluminium in new applications. This includes advanced engineering and packaging among others, and also involves advising on related standards development.
Another crucial part of recycling is education, and through both our training courses and outreach campaigns, we promote developments that move our industry forward.