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New funding partner confirmed for UK Aerosol Recycling Initiative

The UK Aerosol Recycling Initiative has announced Tata Steel as its latest funding partner. With the ambition of increasing aerosol recycling rates across the UK, the programme was launched in September 2022 by Alupro.

As one of Europe’s largest steel producers, Tata Steel specialises in the production of premium flat steel products and services for global customers. The two subsidiaries of the business serve a variety of demanding markets, including packaging, construction, infrastructure, automotive and engineering.

The UK Aerosol Recycling Initiative, on the other hand, is working to achieve a national aerosol recycling rate target of 50% by 2030. Earlier this year, the group collaborated to produce a visionary roadmap, outlining its long term strategic approach in driving an uplift in national capture and recycling rates.

The funding will support an ongoing programme of activity, including data collection, stakeholder engagement, behavioural change and external communications.

Nicola Jones, manager – steel packaging recycling at Tata Steel, commented: ‘We are proud to join the UK Aerosol Recycling Initiative as its latest funding partner – a critical programme to further driving metal recycling rates nationwide. Not only does the initiative focus on consumer education, but it also addresses the important role of collaboration between industry bodies, government and the wider supply chain.’

Tom Giddings, executive director at Alupro, added: ‘With Tata Steel on board, we can further accelerate the programme’s work, which will help to drive measurable, positive change across the UK. Already, we have undertaken numerous projects as part of the initiative, such as gaining a far deeper understand our baseline recycling rate.

‘Knowledge and insight is essential to increasing recycling rates, but so is consumer engagement. Through the UK Aerosol Recycling Initiative, we are looking to tackle both areas – increasing understanding of the challenges, identifying solutions and working with consumers to drive real change.’


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