Trivium Packaging has committed to funding the UK Aerosol Recycling Initiative launched by Alupro, the aluminium packaging recycling organisation.
Designed to increase awareness and uptake of aerosol recycling across the UK, the initiative follows a three-phase approach educating consumers around best practice, establishing a baseline recycling rate and developing a roadmap for achieving higher rates for aerosol recycling.
The funding will cover a programme of activity until the end of 2024, including feasibility studies, data collection, pilot programmes, as well as stakeholder and consumer engagement. The multi-year project will end once aerosol recycling rates surpass the levels required to hit 2030 targets.
Andrew Davies, R&D specialist prototyping at Trivium Packaging, commented: “We’re proud to have committed to supporting the UK Aerosol Recycling Initiative. The programme is crucial in driving further improvements in recycling and addressing consumer knowledge and the role of government and industry bodies.”
Tom Giddings, executive director at Alupro, added: “We’re really pleased to have the backing of Trivium Packaging. The partnership will help drive the change in the aluminium packaging industry, working towards a more sustainable future and allowing us to take an important step towards the industry goal of exceeding a 50% aerosol recycling rate by 2030.
“The project is just getting underway; we have big plans for the future and we’re excited to be working alongside our partners to aim to maximise the recycling rate of aluminium.”