aluminum second production
Nov 21, 2017
  • Positive environmental impact

  • Not only does secondary aluminum production use less energy, it reduces landfill waste, contributes much lower greenhouse gas emissions and greatly reduces costly international transportation. A 10 percent increase in aluminum end-of-life recycling rates decreases industry greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent.

  • Green goals achievement

  • Leading companies such as Apple use recycled aluminum to achieve their aggressive sustainable manufacturing goals while building lightweight and artfully designed end products that delight customers. The company achieved a 66 percent recycling rate in 2009 and has set a goal of 70 percent for 2015.

  • Profit and purpose connection

  • Customers are increasingly looking to buy from companies with a strong sense of corporate responsibility and a solid environmental track record. As more companies see the link between sustainable manufacturing, customer loyalty and profits, the interest in recycled aluminum will continue to rise.

  • Beyond the can

  • The aluminum can is often the subject of recycling success stories and statistics, but the recycling rates in the auto and building/construction industries are even higher. More than 90 percent of aluminum used in automotive and construction applications is recycled.

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