TRP awards 2023 Aluminium Can Capture Grants to boost aluminium recycling

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The Recycling Partnership (TRP), headquartered in Washington, has conferred 2023 Aluminium Can Capture Grants upon four recycling facility operators as part of its Aluminium Recycling Initiative. This strategic effort is dedicated to enhancing the collection and recycling of aluminium cans, contributing to sustainable environmental practices.

TRP awards 2023 Aluminium Can Capture Grants to boost aluminium recycling

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GreenWaste of San Jose, California, Pioneer Recycling of Tacoma, Washington, RDS of Portsmouth, Virginia; and Recycling Works, a committed company in Elkhart, Indiana, are among the award recipients. These awards recognize their dedication to improving the collection and recycling of aluminium cans, advancing the cause of sustainability and responsible resource management in their regions.

The organization stated, "Aluminium recycling is a natural fit in a circular economy, includes some of the most widely accepted packages for recycling and is consistently one of the most valuable materials by weight in the residential recycling system, providing critical economic and environmental impacts when recycled."

The Aluminium Recycling Initiative of the Recycling Partnership is dedicated to increasing the efficiency and competency of collecting and recycling used beverage cans (UBCs). This strategy objective strives to reduce waste generation while optimizing the environmental benefits of recycling aluminium cans. It highlights a larger and admirable societal trend, demonstrating the collective commitment of both the public and business sectors to promote recyclability and build a healthier environment. This collaborative endeavour emphasizes the critical role of public-private partnerships in developing sustainable practices.

The Recycling Partnership's (TRP) Aluminium Can Capture Grants play a crucial part in providing critical financial support to recycling facilities to purchase equipment to improve the effectiveness of their aluminium can collection and recycling processes. Eddy's current separators and robotic sorters, specialized technology meant to speed up sorting and separation procedures, are among the innovative technologies receiving funding. These ingenious devices considerably speed up the time-consuming work of sorting aluminium cans, helping to accelerate and optimize the overall aluminium recycling process.

"The Recycling Partnership is excited to work with these four facilities to improve aluminium capture and facilitate recycling system advancements, which is projected to capture an estimated 1 million pounds (500 tons) of aluminium, which equates to approximately 33.8 million cans, annually,": said the NGO.

Since 2021, The Recycling Partnership's Aluminium Recycling Initiative has also extended grants to several notable entities, including Curbside Management of Asheville, North Carolina, GEL Recycling situated in Orange City, Florida, Independent Texas Recyclers in Houston, Rivers Recycling located in Kilgore, Texas, and Marquette County, Michigan. These grants signify a concerted effort to bolster aluminium recycling endeavours across diverse regions in alignment with sustainability objectives.

The Aluminium Recycling Initiative has received backing from key aluminium can manufacturing business players, including the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), the Alcoa Foundation, The Arconic Foundation, and Cox Enterprises. Their commitment to this mission is positioned to significantly assist TRP in meeting its sustainability goals and advancing the success of its endeavour.

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