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Swiss show the world they can recycle

More than nine out of ten aluminium cans in Switzerland are recycled according to the Igora cooperative that promotes recycling of such waste.

This content was published on May 21, 2010 - 10:41

The organisation said on Friday that more than 80 companies from the drinks, pet food and aluminium industries and the Swiss retail trade were now members

The cooperative’s aim is to increase the current 91 per cent recycling rate to 100 per cent, Igora said in a statement.

It added that the collection network and campaigning activities were continuously being improved and expanded to try to achieve this.

Figures show that 91 per cent of cans, 80 per cent of pet-food trays and 60 per cent of tubes are recycled.

Igora notes that more than 500 million aluminium drinks cans are set to enter the Swiss market this year, adding that each year 6,500 tons of packaging aluminium is usefully recycled.

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