Henkel has joined the UK Aerosol Recycling Initiative. Spearheaded by Alupro, the national programme aims to increase awareness and education to drive an uplift in aerosol recycling rates.

With a legacy of more than 145 years, the company’s portfolio includes well-known hair care products, laundry detergents and adhesives, such as Loctite, Jeyes, Schwarzkopf and Dylon Dyes.

Launched in September 2022, the UK Aerosol Recycling Initiative is targeting a national aerosol recycling rate of 50% by 2030. Alongside working to improve consumer education and establish an accurate baseline, the group recently collaborated to launch a pioneering roadmap to guide progress towards achieving this goal.

Claudia Berto, Head of R&D Operations (UK & Ireland) at Henkel, commented: “We’re delighted to be partnering with the UK Aerosol Recycling Initiative and supporting its mission to further improve aerosol recycling rates across the UK.

“At Henkel, we’re committed to contributing to a cleaner, more sustainable future and fostering innovation to embrace the circular economy. Together, alongside businesses from across the aerosol value chain, we can work to make a lasting impact, promoting responsible consumption and best practice recycling.”

Tom Giddings, executive director at Alupro, added: “As a world-leading solutions provider, partnering with Henkel will prove invaluable to the UK Aerosol Recycling Initiative as we continue to drive change in the aluminium packaging industry.

“Following the launch of our roadmap earlier this year, the initiative has continued to expand and develop. Behind the scenes, we’re making important progress towards the next phase of our plan and we’re excited to continue working alongside our partners to maximise the recycling of aluminium packaging.”