Aluminium is a great non-ferrous metal. It is:
- Heat resistant
These properties make it one of the most widely used non-ferrous metals found in a huge variety of industrial and everyday items – most commonly in drinks cans, but also in other types of food packaging, electrical conductors, and engineering and automotive design!
The best thing about aluminium? It can be recycled indefinitely, without ever losing its quality. As one of the most valuable commonly discarded metals – the aluminium industry in the USA alone pays out almost 1 billion dollars a year for recycled cans – it really pays to make sure that your scrap metal, wherever it’s from, is recycled with Entrec!
Recycling your waste aluminium also helps you and your business fulfill your environmental responsibilities – recycling aluminium uses only 5% of the energy needed to process bauxite ore, and saves 95% of greenhouse gas emissions compared to the smelting process. Recycling 1 tonne of aluminium can also save up to 9 tonnes of CO2, as well as the harmful gases sulphur oxide and nitrogen oxide.
Still not convinced about the benefits of recycling your scrap with Entrec? Why not check out our range of service at our Non-Ferrous Metals page – or, if you’ve still got questions, get in touch with the team today to find out how recycling your scrap can put some cash back in your pocket and help reduce your emissions!