ECN publication
Monitoring aluminium lekverliezen 1998
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ECN Energy Efficiency in Industry 1-12-2000
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--00-121 ECN publication
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Results are presented of the quantification of the aluminium losses forthe Netherlands during the year 1998. This quantification is closely based on the 'Protocol monitoring aluminium losses'. This document must be read and interpreted in combination with the protocol. Aluminium losses are defined as 'All metallic aluminium that is disposed after use by consumers or producers and is not reused or recycled'. In order to show trends, the monitoring results of 1994 and 1996 are also incorporated. The results from these years were recalculated according to the new protocol in order to obtain a more consistent view. This makes it easier to recognise trends in the losses and the percentage of recycling throughout the years. The conclusions are that (1) due to incomplete and outdated information the exact amount of aluminium losses cannot be determined but the results can be used to signal trends; (2) the absolute amount of disposed aluminium in the Dutch waste is increasing; (3) The re-use and recycling of aluminium increases; (4) the losses are decreasing. 29 refs.

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