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Aluminum, most sustainable and recyclable metal in the world

March 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Article Written by : Furniture Your Way

Aluminum is a 100 percent recyclable and the world’s most sustainable metal that can be recycled many times over. The life cycle of a can from manufacturing, use and back to recycling can be as short as 60 days. When compared to other metals collected for recycling, aluminum is on the lower end of the price spectrum. However, aluminum can pays off for its recycling cost and therefore, one of the most recycled metals in the world.

Aluminum first introduced into the US manufacturing in the 1900s as foil and packaging material. Due to recycling efforts in the United States more than 75 percent of manufactured aluminum is still in the market.

Aluminum has advantages over other metals. Due to recycling value, it carries lot of consumer goodwill. It is easy to use, provide convenience, light weight when it comes to consumer products, safer to handle, and durable. Product manufactures love it because it can be printed on and provide an effective surface for paint and coatings. Therefore, it is advantageous for both consumers and manufacturers. This is why companies such as Apple are promoting aluminum use for its “greener Apple” campaign.