part of our everyday lives
 
recycle the whole can
There’s an urban myth that the tab on an aluminium can is the only part worth recycling. In fact, the rest of the can is more valuable than the tab, so go on recycle the whole can!
 
Unlike other metals, aluminium is almost endlessly recyclable.  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.  This demonstrates why aluminium is the great light weight recyclable material of the 21st century. Watch the video by clicking here .
 
Alcoa is the largest recycler of aluminium in Australia. We recycle 70,000 tonnes of aluminium every year at our recycling facility at Yennora in western Sydney.
 
aluminium around the home
If you look around your home, you are probably surrounded by aluminium.
 
Aluminium is used in Venetian blinds, outdoor furniture, windows, DVDs, laptops and mobile phones. You can therefore see why aluminium has become one of the world’s most versatile metals. 
 
At Alcoa, we are helping the world's leading consumer electronics companies and their designers achieve a competitive advantage through the use of aluminium.  Alcoa’s aluminium can help these companies realise increasingly thinner, lighter products with even more dynamic surface finishes.


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The aluminium can is endlessly recyclable



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Aluminium is used in laptop computers



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Aluminium is often used in outdoor cafe furniture