"Nearly all" buildings aluminium recycled

Virtually all aluminium in buildings in Europe is collected for recycling during demolition, a study funded by the European aluminium association has found. Independently conducted research in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Britain found collection rates of between 92 and 98%. These "surprisingly high" levels show aluminium in buildings to be "an underestimated efficient scrap resource", claimed the association. EU rules on recycling and purity of demolition materials are revealed as "an important driver" for high collection rates, it added. See press release, study summary and annex.

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