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Trees spring from aluminium recycling

A quarter of a million trees have been planted and the same number of tonnes of aluminium recycled since 2004 thanks to a scheme run by Alupro.

Under the scheme run by the not for profit organisation, for every tonne of aluminium recycled, a fruit tree is planted in the UK or Africa. Kent County Council is taking part and since 2007 has planted 2801 trees.

Council lead member for environment and waste David Brazier said: The fact were also helping grow trees every time we put our drinks cans out for recycling really drives home the fact that the benefits of recycling go way beyond managing our household waste efficiently.

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