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Mr Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, today (23 July 2015) announced the publication of the

The EU can do more to improve energy efficiency and expand the use of renewables in the food sector, according to a new report [pdf 6.16MB] launched by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) at EXPO Milano. The food sector – i

Planning, environmental, engineering and communications consultant RPS has been named winner of the ‘Planning and Environment Award’ in the Excellence in Business Awards by Public Sector Magazine in Dublin this week. accepted the award fo

EU-funded researchers are developing advanced technology for the manufacturing industry, aiming for zero-defect production of everything from aircraft parts to machine tools. Their work will increase efficiency, reduce waste, boost competitiveness an

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Recycling all your aluminium packaging is one of the most important things that you can do for the environment.

This is because making aluminium from the raw material, bauxite, uses a lot of energy  -  while recycling the metal through a simple re-melt process is a massive 20 times more energy efficient. Put another way, recycling uses just 5% of the energy needed for primary production.

And because aluminium can be recycled over and over again without losing its properties, the metal has a lifetime of different uses:  about 75% of all the aluminium ever produced is still in circulation.

The challenge now is to raise recycling rates for the aluminium we use as individuals  -  mainly drinks cans, foil trays and aerosol cans.  Find out how we do it in Ireland ...


Alupro Ireland is a member of a European network of organisations, funded by the European Aluminium Association (EAA) to promote the collection and recycling of used aluminium packaging within the Government, stakeholders, and the general public. The organisation works closely with the UK Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) which is a not for profit organisation funded by aluminium packaging producers and recyclers.