Since the first industrial production of aluminium in the 1880s, 75% of all the material ever produced is still in use today. The aluminium beverage can is the world’s most recycled packaging container and the UK is one of the largest aluminium beverage can markets in Europe. Nearly ten billion aluminium beverage cans are sold in the UK every year, and each one could be recycled over and over again, saving energy, raw materials and waste. A used aluminium beverage can can be recycled, reprocessed, remade and ready for re-sale in around 60 days. In a whole year, that one can could be recycled eight times, saving enough energy to make 160 new cans. Across Europe, over 70% of all aluminium beverage cans are recycled, a number that we are continually working to increase.