Aluminum Recycling – Why It Just Makes Business Sense

Many businesses are looking to aluminum to gain an advantage in the modern market.  Why? The answer is actually quite simple!  Regardless of your field of expertise, aluminum recycling can offer an opportunity to lower your bottom line.  The reason for this is that aluminum is 100% recyclable, making it one of the most sustainable metallic materials available. Sustainability is a key factor in creating a successful business in today’s economy, and this isn’t likely to change any time soon. Consider some of these aspects of aluminum recycling when setting up a policy for your company.

Profitability/Usability

While you may be aware that aluminum can be profitable, it is as equally important to grasp just how much. This is largely due to the fact that aluminum is one of the few raw materials used by consumers on a regular basis that maintains its value.  There is a quick turnaround in aluminum materials, especially in the case of aluminum cans. It is surprising to learn, for example, that a typical aluminum can will return to the store shelves after being recycled in less than two months!

Advantages

So we’ve covered just how profitable aluminum can be, but how else can it impact your business?  Using aluminum cans to package your products can increase your business by giving a positive image to consumers. They are also light, convenient, safe, durable, and easy to use. Another key advantage of using aluminum in your business is that recycling programs almost universally accept this material and make it one of the most conveniently recyclable materials

Recyclability

Brass tax, utilizing reclaimed aluminum is 92% more efficient than in its raw processed state.  To take it a step further, aluminum can be recycled indefinitely over and over, continuously saving on net energy costs.  Studies have shown that increasing aluminum recycling rates by about ten percent causes a drop in greenhouse gases of about fifteen percent!

Next time you find yourself heading to the trashcan to toss out a soda can, consider setting up a proper recycling program around the office!  You never know just how much you may get back as a result!

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