Aluminum is a metal that is 100% recyclable. It can be melted and transformed in different shapes or for different uses over and over again.
The important part is the energy saving in the process: for each ton of aluminum recycled we save 9 tons of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. If we consider that 1 ton of CO2 emissions is equivalent to driving 2800 miles, we understand the impact we can create by simply deciding a conscious action: properly disposing of all the aluminum waste that we generate.
Along with the gas emissions, we have also to consider the energy savings.
Extracting aluminum from raw material is a complex and costly process while using aluminum, melting it and reusing is a much cleaner, cost efficient process, and it only uses 5% of the energy needed to produce the same amount of this metal from raw material. And the recycling process can be repeated indefinitely.
Today we are recycling countless products made from aluminum; from cars, boats and planes to cans, aerosols and foil trays. It is important that we, as consumers, are aware of the advantage of recycling this material and use the proper disposal bins when we trash aluminum objects.
The Americans’ Preferred Ultraviolet pet urine detector Flashlight is made of an aluminum body, so it has to be treated conveniently when it will reach its useful life. If you are thinking of buying a new flashlight, consider the proper disposal of the old one by disassembling the different parts and disposing of each material in the appropriate waste bin.
For additional tips on recycling, you can check this post.