Speaking of sustainability, aluminium recycling is very important process given that this material can be 100% recycled and reused indefinitely to give life to new products every time. Another important issue is that aluminium does not lose its properties after recycling. But how is aluminium recycled? Cial website gives us some useful information to better understand this process.
How is aluminium recycled?
After a first selection, the packaging is collected, and compacted into bales; then sent to the foundry. Here, it’s pretreated in order to eliminate any coating or foreign element, and it’s melted. Molten aluminum is so used to make ingots or plates and it’s now ready to be used in the production of new products.
Why is recycling aluminium so important?
Aluminium recycling offers several benefits:
- it saves energy: it saves around 95% of the greenhouse gas emissions compared to the ‘primary’ production process
- it saves environment: it reduces your carbon footprint
- it saves economy: it reduces the need for extracting (mining, quarrying and logging), refining and processing raw materials
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