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Disposing of aerosols: how to do it safely

It’s estimated that the UK uses around 600 million aerosols each year: this is a substantial figure, amounting to more than ten cans per person.

With almost two-thirds (65 per cent) of aerosols made using tin plated steel and the rest using high-grade aluminium, aerosols present a substantial opportunity in the metal recycling world. Indeed, it is estimated that around 30,000 tonnes of metal could be reclaimed each year from aerosol cans alone.

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Fell highlights steel progress at Donington CARS Expo

Robert Fell, the chief executive for the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) spoke at a recent Metals Recycling Event and CARS Expo at Donington Park, a yearly event that is one of the standout days in the recycling industry’s calendar.

Mr Fell used his speech to highlight the performance of the metals industry within the last couple of years, noting that the sector was playing a key part in helping to deliver a ‘sustainable planet for future generations’. He also argued that, in fact, the industry as a whole could even be more vocal in promoting its own success.

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Scrapping a car: everything you need to know

If you’ve spent any time at all on the ASM Metal Recycling website, you’ll already know that one of our most popular services is scrapping cars. Around two million cars are scrapped in Britain each year and for many people it remains by far the most sensible financial option.

We thought it would be a good idea to take a look at everything you need to take into account when scrapping your car. Of course, we’d always recommend picking up the phone and giving us a call, but if you just want to find out a little bit more about the whole process, keep reading.

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UK aluminium recycling rate ‘higher than recorded’ in 2015

The UK’s actual rate of recycling for aluminium packaging in 2015 was much better than initially reported with over 10,000 tonnes of material going unreported, according to a study commissioned by the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro).

Alupro believes that the figure could be higher than official figures claimed, with the estimated recycling rate for aluminium drinks cans alone reaching 69 per cent, up from 60 per cent.

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Rigid metal recycling hits European record

The amount of steel packaging and aluminium beverage cans recycled reached record levels in 2013, with over three million tonnes in total being re-used.

As a result, the recycling rate of rigid metal packaging has risen to a new record of 74.7 per cent, and represented a 1.1 per cent improvement over the previous year’s figures.

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