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Recycling

Recycling

Aluminium scrap is increasingly being used in the production of aluminium. Basically, all existing aluminium may eventually be recycled into new generations of products.

Benefits of recycling:
- No loss of quality
- Only a small percentage of material loss
- Extremely minor energy consumption (5% of the original fuel consumption).

By recycling aluminium, the emission of greenhouse gases is also drastically decreased. In the production of 1,000 kilos of recycled aluminium, 4 tons of greenhouse gases are saved in comparison with the production of primary aluminium.

In order to reach a goal of 100% recycling, current products must be designed to permit future recycling. This involves taking into account that products will need to be sorted and disassembled at the end of their life cycle.

Updated: 2012-07-19