It’s time now for the 28 EU Member States to start delivering on reducing landfill of household waste to maximum 10% by 2035, measuring real recycling after the final sorting phase and promoting the use of materials which are reusable or multiple recyclable. Europe now has the framework to make the Circular Economy really work.
The overall recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in the European Union, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland increased by 0.7% to a new record level of 73.6% in 2015.
European Aluminium welcomes the G7’s communiqué stressing the “urgent need to avoid excess capacity” in the aluminium sector and the push to develop a stronger international rules on market distorting industrial subsidies and trade-distorting actions by state-owned enterprises.
Aluminium associations from Canada, the U.S., Europe and Japan held a meeting of the aluminium industry from the G7 members where they called for a Global Multilateral and Governmental Forum on Aluminium Overcapacity.
G7 national aluminium associations, government officials and industry leaders will discuss a Global Aluminium Forum to tackle overcapacity during the Montreal Aluminium Summit on 3-4 June 2018.
European Aluminium regrets the U.S. decision to impose a 10% tariff on aluminium products from Europe starting from 1 June 2018. The European aluminium industry rejects the assumption that its exports are a threat to U.S. national security and calls on the EU to launch a WTO trade dispute over the unjustified measures.
European Aluminium regrets the US decision to exempt the EU from the 10% tariffs on aluminium for only one month.
European Aluminium welcomes the EU's decision to implement prior surveillance of imports of certain aluminium products.
Today, European Aluminium launched its new I+ Manifesto during its public event New Industrial Policy: what role for strategic value chains? held in Brussels. I+ Manifesto’ is a voluntary online initiative to foster the debate about the EU’s role in industrial policies for the upcoming EU elections.
US, European, Canadian, Japanese, Mexican and Brazilian Aluminium Associations urge G20 leaders to address Chinese overcapacity through a Global Forum on Aluminium Overcapacity.
The cross-European drinks can recycling awareness programme Every Can Counts is inviting cycling fans to join in the ‘Recycle Race’ activity and make Every Can Count whilst cheering on elite cyclists from Trek-Drops team at the next major cycling race: the Amstel Gold Race on 13 April in Valkenburg, the Netherlands.
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The US announcement to temporarily exempt Europe from the aluminium tariffs is a positive first step but insufficient to dissipate uncertainty and negative impacts in our industry. The leading trade association applauds EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström's efforts to reach a solid deal with the US.
During a EUROFER press conference, European Aluminium urged EU institutions to speak with one voice in response to the US tariffs.
European Aluminium is confident the EU Commission will do everything it can to exempt European countries from the 10% US tariff in the next 15 days, but requests immediate market surveillance and the implementation of safeguard measures if proven necessary.