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Aluminum is found everywhere; it can be part of aircraft, gutters, automobiles, bicycles, boats, wire, cookware, computers, siding, and many other products that require a strong light weight material or a material with high thermal conductivity. However, aluminum cans seem to be the most popular one. Aluminum cans are often used to package soda, beer, and other beverages, and account for nearly all of the beverage packaging market for some products because of the particularities of Aluminum can such as lightweight, portable, convenient, and keep beverages cold. Surprisingly, aluminum is the perfect recyclable material because it is the only material that’s endlessly recyclable which means it is 100% recyclable material.
The facts of aluminum recycling
* In 2010, the United States manufactured about 1.9 million tons of aluminum as packaging and containers. Also, about 1.5 million tons of aluminum was used to make durable and nondurable goods such as appliances and automobile parts.
* 3.4 million tons of the total amounts of aluminum in the municipal solid waste stream represented 1.4% of total municipal solid waste generation in 2010. In 1960, aluminum in municipal solid waste was only 0.4% of itself generation.
* Americans discarded about 2.7 million tons of aluminum.
* In 2010, 50% of aluminum beer and soft drink containers generated were recycled that is about 0.7 million tons.
* More than 100 million aluminum beverage cans are sent to landfills, littered, or incinerated in the U.S. every day. By throwing the empty aluminum can into the recycling bin or curbside bin that helps to keep the environment clean.
* Aluminum recycling takes energy to make aluminum from scrape. The energy that saves by recycling a single aluminum can run a TV for three hours.
* 95% of energy is deducted to make aluminum from bauxite more than to recycle old aluminum into new.
How to recycle aluminum?
There are many easy ways you can recycle aluminum. Find local recycling centers in your area or learn about curbside programs, they can help you take your cans to a recycling center. Otherwise, if your community offers curbside recycling, you can simply put your empty aluminum in the bins that are provided. Pickup occurs weekly in most areas.
* Throw your aluminum cans and foil into a recycle bin.
* Then collected and taken the aluminum to a treatment plant.
* The aluminum should sorted and cleaned when it is in the treatment plant to make ready for reprocessing.
* Then aluminum will go through a re-melt process and turns into molten aluminum. This process removes the coatings and inks that may be present on the aluminum.
* Then the aluminum is made into large blocks called ingots which each ingot contains about 1.6 million drinks cans.
* Then the ingots are sent to mills where they are rolled out. This process gives the aluminum greater flexibility and strength.
* After that, it is made into aluminum products such as cans, chocolate wrapping and ready meal packaging.
* About 6 weeks, the recycled aluminum products are sent back to the shops and ready to be used again.
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