The 5 biggest benefits of recycling aluminum in Edmonton

Of all the different metals on earth, aluminum is one of the most common. That’s probably why it’s used so often and in so many ways in the world today. Aluminum is used in a variety of consumer goods from foils, take-out food packaging, soda cans, automotives and more. Because we rely on it so much, it just makes sense to reuse this common metal. Keep reading to learn more about aluminum and the five biggest benefits of recycling it.

1. Recycling aluminum is easy 

Collected aluminum scrap metal is washed and crushed into a block, where it is then heated, melted and shaped into new products. The process is simple and energy-efficient, making it a smart way to reduce the amount of scrap metal that ends up in the landfill.

2. Aluminum recycling is efficient
Aluminum is very well suited to the recycling process. It requires very little energy to recycle aluminum and no material is lost during the process. By some estimates, recycling aluminum uses less than five percent of the energy that would be required to create the same amount of new aluminum.

3. It’s affordable to recycle
Due to the ease and efficiency of modern aluminum recycling, the costs of recycling aluminum are significantly lower than the costs associated with creating new aluminum. You can buy (NO!!) sell your aluminum scrap metal to General Recycling Industries at a reasonable price and help save the planet at the same time.

4. It’s environmentally sustainable
Unlike many other materials, aluminum can be recycled over and over again without becoming contaminated or losing any of its properties. This makes aluminum one of the most environmentally sustainable metals available.

5. It’s safe to recycle
Producing new aluminum is actually more dangerous, and more potentially harmful to the environment, than simply recycling existing aluminum. The creation of new aluminum releases toxins into the environment that contribute to acid rain and the degradation of our water supplies.

If you’d like to learn more about the properties of aluminum or the benefits of recycling this common metal, visit General Recycling Industries in Edmonton today. We recycle aluminum as well as a variety of ferrous and non-ferrous metals including:

• Iron
• Nickel
Red and yellow brass
Stainless steel
• Steel

Contact us today to learn more about the services we provide including scrapping of passenger vehicles and recyclable lead-acid battery recycling, commercial and industrial bin rentals and more. General Recycling Industries is Edmonton’s choice for complete metal recycling.