A South Wales based recycling company Torfaen Cleanstream Recycling is working with Novelis, to help increase aluminium can recycling rates in the UK.
Used cans collected by waste management companies, local authorities and secondary metal dealers throughout the UK are bought by Novelis. South Wales is active on the metals front and Tofraen Cleanstream accepts aluminium loads of over half a tonne, which can be delivered either baled or loose. The cans are then transported to Novelis for reprocessing.
To maximise the efficiency of the system, Novelis has established a network of eight regional aggregation centres around the UK, so that delivery is only a regional journey for suppliers, wherever they are based.
Novelis business development manager Terry Marks said: Many of our suppliers are small businesses or community enterprises who would not find aluminium can recycling viable if they had to deliver to us in Warrington. Having a regional point which accepts smaller loads, and can handle loose material, has helped many recycling schemes become sustainable enterprises and helped towards the growth in the recycling rate for aluminium cans.
Torfaen Cleansstream depot manager Roger Mills added: Recycling is part of our everyday lives and we now have the opportunity to contribute towards the success of local authorities, other business and the UK economy, as we all strive to achieve recycling targets set by the Government.
Image: L-R Welsh Assembly Environment Minister Jane Davidson, Novelis national manager Andy Doran and Torfaen Cleansstream depot manager Roger Mills.