Tuesday 15 May 2018

Benefits of Recycling Aluminium

Aluminium is a metal found in objects that we use on a daily basis. Mirrors, soda cans, tins, food wrappers, disposable cookware, flat screen TVs and other electronic equipment all have Aluminium in them. Recycling this metal has several benefits, both for the economy and the environment.

Beverage cans made of aluminium are 100% recyclable and by recycling these, you could contribute to reducing the energy needed to produce new cans by a great deal. The time taken for a single aluminium canister to be recycled and returned back to the shelf is just 60 days, but producing one from scratch demands much more energy and time. (http://www.cancentral.com/can-stats/history-of-the-can/renewable-can-0)

In a patriotic move during the second world war, the American population saved aluminium foil and even the silver wrappers of chewing gum, to help with war efforts. Today, we can do the same to conserve energy and protect our environment.

Aluminium can be recycled and used almost forever. The process of recycling aluminium in Dubai involves re-melting the metal, which is far less costly and energy intensive compared to producing aluminium from its primary raw minerals.

You can easily differentiate between aluminium cans and their steel counterparts by using a magnet. Aluminium, being non-magnetic, will not be attracted to the magnet, whereas steel will. Also, make sure you wipe and clean aluminium foil and tins which were used for storing food, before sending them for recycling. You could also buy 100% recycled aluminium foil and other products which are produced using 5% less energy than the traditional manufacturing processes.

Image source: wsrecycling.co.uk, abc.net.au

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