No matter what metal, it matters

Tuesday 25 September 2018

As part of Recycling Week 2018, East Cambridgeshire District Council are supporting a nationwide campaign which aims to help increase the rate of recycling household metal throughout the district.

MetalMatters, which is managed by the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro), aims to reassure residents that they can recycle all metal packaging found around their home, including drink cans, food tins, aluminium foil, empty aerosols and metal lids from jars.

The campaign will see leaflets sent to every home and information will be displayed throughout the district and two local schools within the district will participate in MetalMatters workshops.

Director of East Cambs Street Scene, Jo Brooks, said: “In East Cambridgeshire alone we use over a million cans, foil trays and aerosols every year.

“Used metal packaging can be recycled into new products at a far lower cost to the environment than making them from raw materials. Making drinks cans from recycled material saves up to 95 per cent of the energy and greenhouse gas emissions needed to make both aluminium and steel from raw materials.”

The campaign forms part of the district-wide partnership and will see Peterborough City Council and Huntingdonshire District Council launch their MetalMatters campaign on the same day.

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