The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation

There are significant environmental benefits to recycling aluminium

  • Recycling aluminium uses 95% less energy than producing aluminium from raw materials.
  • It also saves 97% of green house gas emissions produced in the primary production process.
  • Recycling 1 tonne of aluminium saves 9 tonnes of CO2 emissions and 4 tonnes of bauxite – the raw material from which aluminium is made. 1 tonne of CO2 is equivalent to driving nearly 3,000 miles.
  • The metal is a permanently available resource. It is 100 per cent recyclable, for ever, so carbon savings increase every time it passes through the recycling loop.
  • Making aluminium cans from recycled metal is 20 times more energy efficient than using primary material (i.e made from raw materials)
  • The empty drink can you recycle could pass through the recycling process and be back on sale as a brand new can in just 60 days

 

 

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