How is waste metal transformed?
The empty can you recycle today could be back on the supermarket shelf as another can in as little as 60 days!
From your household recycling collection, the cans, foil and empty aerosols you save are taken to our various local recycling depots.
Metal packaging is made of either aluminium or steel. At the materials recycling facility the latest technology is used to separate the different metals before they are baled and sent for reprocessing. The process involves melting the metal; it is then cast into ingots which are sent on for manufacturing. The recycled metal is then used to produce all sorts of everyday items like cameras, irons and kettles as well as more food tins and cans.
That’s why it’s so important to do your bit – every piece of metal packaging you recycle will be used again and again for years to come. Every time it’s recycled we save energy and cut emissions.