Svein Tore Holsether, President and CEO Sapa
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Almost three-quarters of all aluminium ever manufactured, 700 million tonnes, is still in use thanks to its long life cycle (10 to 20 years in transport and up to 50 to 80 years in buildings) and recyclability.
Aluminium recycling saves up to 95 per cent of the energy used in the primary production.
Aluminium can be recycled infinitely without loss of quality and has impressive recycling rates: over 90 per cent in transport and building applications and more than 55 per cent in packaging, with some countries exceeding 90 per cent for beverage cans.
Over the past century, energy consumption per unit of aluminum produced has declined 70 per cent.
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