Aluminum recycling involves cleaning aluminum waste, melting it down and reusing it. Thanks to this, we not only reduce the amount of waste thrown away, but also contribute to reducing the costs of new aluminum packaging. Many aspects support the reuse of aluminum scrap.
The process of recovering aluminum from secondary raw materials is complex. Waste consisting of this metal must go through a number of stages that allow it to be reused and thus reduce environmental pollution.
Aluminum waste that is recovered is transported to a sorting plant. This is where, using a magnet, you capture those elements that are made of metal and are here by accident. After selection, the waste is purified. This is done using sandblasters that remove prints, dirt and other residues. The waste prepared in this way is cut into aluminum shavings, which are pressed. In the next stage, the cleaned and prepared aluminum is sent to steelworks and foundries.
Recycling aluminum waste doesn’t have to be done just once. Aluminum scrap is melted down into other products, and these can successfully be returned to the collection point and recycled again. This metal does not lose its properties, which is why it is practically “immortal”. That is why it is worth ensuring that aluminum waste is recycled.