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Aluminium foil recycling rate reaches 40% in the UK

clip_image002When it comes to recycling in your home, most people are aware that they can recycle items like glass bottles, newspapers and aluminium tins. However, it can be easy to get confused about other less commonly used materials.

With the rise in popularity of ready meals, especially with many supermarkets and convenience stores stocking high-end ‘luxury’ ready meals, a need has arisen for materials that can be used to adequately contain them.

Aluminium foil trays are commonly used for this purpose and often house meat, poultry, fish and even pet foods. As well as being used at home, they are also increasingly being used in the catering and food service industries as they can easily be disposed of and are very hygienic. They are also favoured for use as disposable BBQ’s and take away restaurants.

Thanks to national campaigns, more and more consumers are beginning to understand that while aluminium foil may look metallic and possibly too dense to recycle, it is perfectly fine to be recycled.

The latest data shows that the recycling of aluminium foil trays has risen from 50% to 55% throughout Europe from 2010-2013 with 85% of aluminium foil recycled in Germany and 40% in the UK.

Here at LSPS recycling is a major consideration and one of our key aims is to reduce the amount of waste that ends up at landfill sites. We operate our own site waste transfer station with an extensive range of specialist, state of the art equipment. Please click here for further information: http://www.lspsskiphire.co.uk/waste-services-leicester.html or contact us on 0800 083 7807 to find out how we can help.

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