Happy Earth Day! How are you celebrating?
PRP recognizes that we only have one Earth, so we try to do the best that we can to ensure the Earth stays healthy and happy. One of the most important things we do to limit our impact is that we recycle all of our spare and scrap aluminum that we don’t use during our machining process.
Aluminum Recycling History
Ever since WWII, recycling aluminum has been a common occurrence. Then it was used to melt down spare aluminum to repair or create an array of items, including aircrafts, automobiles, bicycles, boats, computers, cookware, gutters, siding, and wire. Since the 1960s and the explosion of aluminum soda cans, aluminum recycling has become even more popular.
The recycling of aluminium helps increase cost savings when compared with making new aluminium.
Recycling aluminum also has an immense impact on energy savings as well. Recycling aluminum uses only 5% of the energy that producing new aluminum uses, so not only is it cheaper to use recycled aluminum, it is also easier!
Once aluminum has been recycled once, it can then be recycled a second time to create filler for asphalt and concrete.
What kind of aluminum can I recycle?
- Beverage cans
- Aluminum foil
- Pie pans
- Baking trays
- Canned food
- Wet pet food cans
- Bottle caps
- And most other aluminum products.
If you’re unsure if you can recycle a certain product, don’t be afraid to research online or to contact your local waste management facility. Happy Earth Day!