Aluminium Recycling Facts
1 /4 of all cans produced each year in the UK are made of aluminium. That's a total of 5 billion!
We use nearly 60 tonnes of aluminium cans & more than 1 tonne of aluminium foil a year, which is enough to stretch to the moon and back.
In 1998, about 42% of the aluminium cans used in the UK were recycled.
About 50% were recycled world-wide. The world leaders in can recycling are Sweden (92%) and Switzerland (88%)
Aluminium is made from bauxite ore, which is mined in countries such as West Africa , the West Indies and Australia . It causes huge environmental damage.
It takes the same amount of energy to make 20 recycled aluminium cans as it does to make just one new one.
Recycled aluminium foil gets made into parts for cars and recycled aluminium cans come back as more cans!