Aluminum Recycling Facts

Recycled Aluminum Cans Discovered in the 1820s, Aluminum is the most abundant metal on earth.
  • Recycling Aluminum began in the early 1900s.
  • Aluminum is 100% recyclable, and can be recycled over and over again.
  • Over two-thirds of all the Aluminum ever produced is  still in use today.
  • Alumimun is both durable and sustainable.
  • Recycling Aluminum takes 95% less energy than producing new Aluminum.
  • Typical Aluminum profiles contain nearly 50% recycled Aluminum, and save nearly 40% of the greenhouse gases used to produce 100% new Aluminum.
  • The Aluminum industry has supported greenhouse gas reductions in their processes since the 1980s.
  • Recycling 1 lb. of Aluminum saves nearly the same amount of energy as is in 1 gallon of gasoline.
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