WHY (THE BENEFITS)
…aluminium saves up to 97% of the water used in refineries to process ore into alumina.
…1 kilogram of aluminium saves approximately 233 litres of water.
…on the other hand it uses only 5% of the energy needed to smelt alumina into pure aluminium.
…1 kilogram of aluminium saves approximately 14 kilowatts of energy. That’s the equivalent to powering a TV for 204 hours.
…conserves soil integrity, wildlife habitats that are otherwise
destroyed in the aluminium extraction process.
…creates jobs in the collecting and sorting of recyclables.
…conserves precious natural resources for future generations.
…is a solution to conserve more fresh water for the people who need it.
…conserves precious natural resources for future generations
Re-melting used aluminium…
…saves up to 95% of the energy needed to produce the
primary product. Smelting alumina into pure aluminium is an
Aluminium can be…
…recycled over and over again without loss of properties. Preserves landscapes. Reducing the need to extract bauxite (ore) out the ground.
Valuable aluminium is…
…diverted from landfill and stays in the loop for the manufacture of new products.
Another social benefit is…
…water conservation. Refineries are located in areas where water is scarce.