Aluminium Re-Use and Recycling for Sustainability
Aluminium is often associated with light-weighting of structures and components for many industries including automotive and construction. However, while aluminium provides a number of benefits for everything from bridges and housing to shipping, rapid growth in its use could present challenges for the aluminium industry, to meet potential demand for new primary aluminium. The production of primary aluminium also has a strong environmental impact, which can be greatly mitigated by the use of recycled aluminium instead.
While aluminium re-use provides a sustainable solution for future applications, it can be difficult to recycle the metal once it has been mixed with other materials. This issue can be particularly prevalent in the built environment where aluminium use looks set to continue increasing…
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