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BCME: Aluminium cans on the rise in Europe

According to new figures from Beverage Can Makers Europe, 2013 was a good year for aluminium cans, as some 60 billion were produced throughout Europe for growth of 3% compared to the previous year.

BCME observes said that nearly 20% of Europe’s beer market relies on aluminium as a packaging material. This was only 14% at the start of the century.

Ms Carine Lemmens chairman of BCME Benelux said that strong growth in exports is believed to have been a main factor in the can production increase. This positive momentum is hailed as a clear sign that leading soft drinks producers and breweries have become aware of the advantages of aluminium cans. They are increasingly popular as they can be easily filled and may be recycled infinitely.

Mr Welf Jung marketing committee chairman of BCME said that “The continual improvement in recycling rates across Europe is further confirmation that consumers are responding well to industry programmes which promote a recycling culture such as Every Can Counts.”

Source – Recycling International

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