RECYCLING OF ALUMINIUM CANS

In Brazil, Scrap Aluminium Singapore is a success. The country ranks first in the scrap aluminium singapore index, with 94.4% of the material being recycled (data from 2006).

For industries, scrap aluminium singapore has obvious advantages in energy savings. For those who struggle against the degradation of the environment, scrap aluminium singapore prevents this can from being thrown into the wild. Aluminum can take from 100 to 500 years to degrade completely. In addition, it is 100% recyclable, thus saving, the extraction of 700 thousand tons of bauxite. The problems of global warming are also mitigated with recycling, as the process emits only 5% of the carbon dioxide emitted in the production of primary aluminum.

The scrap aluminium singapore cans is divided into ten steps. Aluminum does not degrade during the process, and can be used for the same purpose, unlike plastic bottles that, after being recycled, cannot store food. Its residual value is high, nobler than that of other reusable materials, making it a source of income for its collectors. To get an idea of ​​this figure, scrap aluminium singapore cans are currently worth 33 times more than steel and 55 times more than glass bottles. From the production of the tin in the factory until its return to the recycling centers, the time is two months.

Step-by-step recycling of cans

PURCHASE

The consumer buys the aluminum cans in the supermarket.

CONSUMPTION

After being used, the empty can is taken to the collection points or sold to the scrapers, who earn about R $ 3.00 for each group of 75 cans.

COLLECTION

In these places, the packages are pressed with all their parts (body, lid and ring).

PRESSURE

At this stage, the cans are pressed again. This time, in large bales, as they are called the “packages” bulky and heavy, easy to be transported.

FOUNDRY

The cans are melted in special ovens for aluminum cans.

CASTING

Here, all the material is transported in ingots cast in the form of strips, suitable for transformation.

LAMINATION

The ingots undergo a plastic deformation process in which the material passes between rolls and turns into aluminum coils.

NEW CANS

Coils are used to make new cans.

FILLING

In the beverage factory, the cans go through a filling process to gain that traditional “hollow” shape that we know of.

CONSUMPTION

Afterwards, the cans are distributed once more to the points of sale, closing the cycle of scrap aluminium singapore.