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alcoa and the aluminium can
Next time you take a sip of soft drink, think about this: every aluminium can produced in Australia is made of Alcoa’s aluminium. 
 
Unlike other metals, aluminium is almost endlessly recyclable.  Recycling saves 95% of the energy it would take to make new metal which demonstrates why aluminium is ‘the’ metal of today and the future.  In fact, with nearly three-quarters of all aluminium ever made since 1886 remaining in use today, our product is actually part of the solution.
 
Alcoa is the largest recycler of aluminium in Australia - we manage around 70,000 tonnes of aluminium each year at our recycling facility in Yennora, NSW.  Globally, Alcoa utilises about 20 per cent of recycled metal for fabricated products and is working to increase this to 50 per cent by 2020.
 
Did you know that recycling one aluminium can save enough energy to run a television for three hours?  An aluminium can recycles 100 per cent back into another aluminium can, while using only 5 per cent of the energy needed to make a new can from scratch.  Furthermore, recycling one tonne of aluminium saves 9 tonnes of carbon dioxide, and over 90% of aluminium used in vehicles today is recycled.
 


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