ALBA disposes of lightweight packaging from private households correctly and at no cost to the consumer. Materials collected include all types of retail packaging made from plastic, metal or composite materials, such as yoghurt pots, milk cartons, animal food cans, polystyrene and aluminium lids.
Recyclable household waste: a rich source of materials
Collecting and recycling lightweight packaging in full
Unmixed materials returned to the recycling loop
Depending on their region or local authority, German consumers use either a "Gelbe Tonne" ("Yellow Bin") or "Gelber Sack" ("Yellow Bag"), and these are emptied on a set day. The collected packaging is then expertly recycled. Thanks to these collections, even more raw materials can now be extracted and returned to the recycling loop - such as tin plate cans, which are recycled completely and used in the manufacture of car bodies, for example.
Innovative process, secondary raw material with new product quality.
ALBA services recycled plastics at a glance