Verona, Italy -- As for aluminium recycling, Italy comes third in the world's ranking. 46,500 tons of aluminium were collected in Italy in 2010. 72.4 percent of the aluminium in circulation comes from packaging recycling: cans, tins, boxes, foil for food packaging. After recycling and accurate sorting, aluminium is smelted and cast into ingots, says a press release by Metalriciclo Recomat.
"The sector boom in 2010 was due to the fact that in 2009 the value of primary aluminium, that is scrap, dropped to $1,300/ton and scrap dealers waited the year after to sell it off when the quotations had gone up again at $2,270/ton. The recycling data depend on the consumption trend and are therefore affected by the crisis", explains Cial's general manager. Quelle: Metalriciclo Recomat