CIAL is a non-profit Consortium representing the commitment of Italian manufacturers and users of aluminium packaging to research into new ways of reducing and reusing packaging which reconcile the demands of the market with the need to protect the environment.

The Consortium, the aims of which include guaranteeing collection and recycle of post-consumer aluminium wastes collected by municipalities in Italy, was established in 1997 and has increased the amount of aluminium packaging collected in recent years to meet and even exceed the requirements of European legislation.

The results achieved so far in terms of separate collection, recycling and recovery of aluminium wastes have been very positive, making Italy an example for the rest of Europe.

But important new goals are already on the horizon, and in order to achieve them CIAL aims to achieve a larger and more conscientious citizens’ involvement, particularly younger citizens, to reinforce today’s awareness of the importance of separate collection and recycling.

Today and in the future, communication will play an essential role in producing positive changes in citizens’ behaviour.

For this purpose CIAL has promoted in recent years a number of projects and campaigns providing in-depth information on aluminium and its countless uses.

The certificate of Excellence which CIAL obtained in 2011, rewards the association’s voluntary responsibility and commitment after obtaining the certifications for quality (ISO 9001), environment (ISO 14001, EMAS), and occupational health and safety (OHSAS 18001).


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