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Aluminium packaging flows in Norway

Abstract

This report gives an overview of aluminium packaging flows in Norway illus-trated with diagrams where the metal flow arrows are proportional to the ton-nage between distinct collection/processing steps. The results show that most of the used beverage cans are collected through the deposit system. The municipal collection system for food packaging on the other hand, collects only half of the metal products put on the market. The other half goes into the household waste bins.

The report also evaluates the quality after remelting of used beverage (in gen-eral) and food packaging (case study). Infrastructure of the recycling system in Scandinavia are further described. A discussion of sorting versus incineration are provided.

Category

Report

Client

  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 296276

Language

English

Author(s)

Affiliation

  • Unknown
  • SINTEF Industry / Metal Production and Processing

Year

2021

Publisher

SINTEF Industri

Issue

2021:00461

ISBN

978-82-14-07661-5

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