March 23, 2013 Uncategorized 6 Comments

s the most valuable package in the bin, aluminum cans are, by far, the most recycled beverage container. The average can contains 70 percent recycled metal.

Aluminium cans

  • Aluminium cans are shredded, removing any coloured coating.
  • They are then melted in a huge furnace.
  • The molten metal is poured into ingot casts to set. Each ingot can be made into around 1.5 million cans.

Aluminium foil is a different alloy and is usually recycled separately with other aluminium scraps to make cast items such as engine components, where it makes a big contribution to making vehicles lighter and more energy efficient.

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