Metal recycling

Recycling steel and aluminium saves up to 95% of the energy required to produce metals from raw material. With each tonne of aluminium recycling it reduces industrial consumption by 9 tonnes in CO2 emissions and 4 tonnes of bauxite – the raw material from which aluminium is made, so recycling metal has a clear environmental and economic benefit.

We also extract metals from the residual ash stream at our Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs), that is supplied back into industry.

On 1 September 2021, Viridor agreed the sale of a number of our recycling assets to Biffa.

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