Aluminium Recycling – Committed to the Environment!

With the ever-increasing awareness made on environmental issues worldwide and the emphasis on renewable, sustainable and eco-friendly processes, products and energy, it is comforting to know that certain Aluminium Extruders in South Africa are following suit in going “Green” by recycling its aluminium by-products. copart

The recycling process is a way by which scrap aluminium can be re-used in products after its initial production. As the process of recycling entails re-melting the metal, it saves on costs and is less labour and energy intensive than the creation of raw aluminium, which must first be mined, ultimately requiring a significant amount of energy to create the aluminium from the mined ore.

By identifying the benefits of aluminium with regards to Green Manufacturing, there are certain aluminium extruders who actively engage in the process of becoming more “Green” by implementing ‘Green Drives’ such as:

• Drive 1: Recyclability

• Drive 2: Energy Efficiency in the Manufacturing Process of Recycled Aluminium

• Drive 3: CO₂ Emissions

• Drive 4: Corrosion Resistance and Durability

This approach to sustainable energy efficiency has awarded leading South African Aluminium extruders with many accolades and recognitions. These include the SA Energy Efficiency Award in which the Energy Patron of the year is presented to an energy end-user organisation that has made significant commitments and achieved outstanding results by reducing their use of energy resources.

Carbon Footprint reports are also recognised and leading aluminium extrusion companies can significantly reduce their carbon footprints to ensure that their impact on the environment is proactively monitored. woles4d

The National Cleaner Production Centre Award SA recognises companies for their leadership and achievements through the implementation of resource efficiency and cleaner production.

The Ecospecifier accreditation is awarded to those companies due to the large recycled content in its aluminium products. This reassures potential customers that any Ecospecifier verified product is an eco-preferred, healthy product in accordance with the Ecospecifier verified Product Program Standard. It guarantees consumers and professionals alike that all key manufacturer health & environmental claims are third-party verified and assessed in a rigorous, scientific manner. Aluminium kozijnen

Over the long-term, by recycling aluminium products and becoming energy-efficient a significant global saving will be visible due to the reduction in costs associated with mines, landfills and the international shipping of the raw aluminium.