Recycling aluminium uses only 5% of the energy required to process aluminium from its raw ore, Bauxite. CO2 emissions are also drastically cut with recycling, releasing only 5% of the CO2 released when processing from Bauxite. Aluminium’s high value per tonne compared to other waste materials ensures that there are many commercial operations set up to collect and recycle aluminium.

We are a member of the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro). Alupro is a not-for-profit company that represents the leading aluminium packaging producers and reprocessors in the UK. Alupro’s role is to ensure that packaging waste recycling targets are met through working with local authorities and other partners, and through public education. Alupro is also the body responsible for working with the government on recycling policy issues.

For further information visit the Alupro website.

European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA)

The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) is the international body representing companies engaged in the rolling (in all thicknesses up to 0.2 mm – the ISO standard maximum) and rewinding of alufoil and in the manufacture of aluminium closures, alufoil semi-rigid containers and all kinds of flexible packaging. Its more than 100 members include companies in Western, Central and Eastern Europe. Founded in 1974, it has its roots in associations dating back to the 1920s.

The association’s activities on behalf of its members include the compilation and sharing of statistical information, market research, generic PR, promoting aluminium foil, and developing the interests of the foil manufacturing and converting industry with third parties.

Sustainability issues are high on the agenda for both aluminium foil and flexible packaging. Activities include environmental lobbying for flexible packaging at European level. Food contact is another area in which the Association is active.

EAFA is active in promoting the European foil and flexible packaging industry internationally and creating relationships with sister associations around the globe.

For further information visit the EAFA website.

Sedex Information Exchange

Sedex Information Exchange (Sedex) is a not-for-profit membership association. It is incorporated in the UK as a Company Limited by Guarantee. As a membership association Sedex operates for the mutual benefit of all its members. The world’s largest collaborative platform for sharing responsible sourcing data on supply chains.

Coppice are a Supplier (B Member).

For further information visit the Sedex website.

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