“You Can Leave Your (Aluminium) Caps On”

The “You Can Leave Your Cap On” campaign encourages households to screw the caps back on bottles before recycling at the kerbside or local bottle bank.

Alupro recently conducted research into the UK closure market and, with the help of their members and British Glass, it was discovered that approximately 5,000 tonnes of aluminium from caps and closures packaging could be recovered. The most effective method of extraction is via the glass recycling process, where aluminium can be removed using eddy current separation.

At today’s raw material prices Alupro estimates that at least £2million worth of aluminium used in caps and closures could be diverted from landfill.