Aluminum is everywhere – at home, in school, in the park – it is practically all around us. It is one of the most usual kinds of metal that we encounter every day. From the canned soda we drink, to the phone we use and even to the jewelries we wear. From those examples alone, one can easily conclude that there hundreds of uses of aluminum scrap metal.
These scrap metal when recycled can lead to significant level of savings of the new production of aluminum. In the long run, it could lead to larger savings as it will significantly contribute to less expenditure on other activities such as mining, aluminum shipping and landfills.
The benefits of recycling scrap aluminum are countless and immeasurable. Mother Nature will surely be happy to know that only a small percentage of Carbon Dioxide, 5% to be exact, is being produced in the process of recycling these scraps. This is way lower than the amount of COP2 produced when processing raw aluminum. Reduction in the production of brand new aluminum also increases the risk of creating a mine that open-cut. Doing so simply destructs a big section of the planet’s natural land. An impressive percentage of 80% saving on energy use can be achieved by the sole recycling of these materials. The less use of virgin materials may mean enormous savings on energy and lower risk of environmental destruction.
Reusing aluminum scrap material is always efficient as the structural qualities are not deteriorated and decomposition normally takes at least 400 years to achieve. Needless to say, to recycle these materials is not only convenient and easy but can be financially rewarding as well. A mere collection of used cans may lead to an interesting, environmental-friendly and money generating hobby. Be aware of the benefits and you shall find yourself benefiting from them, too.