Recycling of aluminium beverage cans in a deposit system
Drinks packaging with mandatory deposits bearing the logo of Deutsches Pfandsystem GmbH (DPG) are sorted according to material type as soon as they have been returned to the collection points by consumers, bundled into large transportable units, and then sold on to recycling companies.
Sorted aluminium cans often are compacted into blocks (photo) before they are molten down. Without losing its material properties, recycled aluminium can be used again to form new packaging or other valuable product applications.
Many products we encounter on a daily basis are created from recycled cans, and often they are made into new aluminium cans again, too.
More information on the DPG deposit system can be found at