Letís collect togheter!

About aluminium

Sorting and Recycling Methods

There are different collecting methods:
   collecting in special collection centres, that are efficient in terms of cost but with a low predictability regarding the quantity
   buy-back where you pay with cash the obsolete or broken items and are required state subsidies
   collection from the roadside which can be mixed, of recyclable materials or storage on separate categories

read more

Production process

Aluminum is produced from ore (primary aluminum), and scrap (recycled aluminum). In 2006 global aluminum production was 60.4 million tons - 34 million tons of primary metal and 16.4 million tons of recycled metal.

Aluminum ore or most commonly bauxite, is plentiful and occurs mainly in tropical and subtropical regions - Africa, West Indies, South America and Australia - with some deposits in Europe.

Bauxite is mined and then refined into aluminum oxide trihydrate (alumina) through the Bayer process, which has changed little since it opened its first factory, with more than 100 years ago.

Alumina is then electrolytically reduced through a process of melting into metallic aluminum. Primary aluminum smelting centres are all over the world, however, because is an energy-intensive process, they are often in areas where there are abundant amounts of cheap energy such as hydroelectric power.

Once it is formed aluminum is alloyed with other materials to make a number of metals with different properties and can be processed in many ways - rolled, molded, extruded.

It is used in many products and applications and can be recycled repeatedly.

Two to three tons of bauxite are needed to produce one ton of alumina and two tons of alumina are needed to produce one ton of aluminum metal.

Source: The International Aluminum Institute ( read more )

More articles Ö

Aluminium info
History of aluminum cans

Who we are?

ALUCRO
is a non-profit association founded in 2008 by:

CAN PACK ROMANIA SRL
EAA - EUROPEAN ALUMINUM ASSOCIATION

What we do ?

OUR MISSION

Awareness and education of a larger segment of the population regarding the collection and recycling of aluminum cans.

The Alucro Strategy

THE STRATEGY:
Our activity is oriented in three directions:

EDUCATION
COLLECTION CENTRES
PUBLIC ACTIONS

Socialization
networks:

hi5
twitter
softpedia
youtube
facebook
myspace

Partners:

eea
http://www.reciclaredoze.ro/
http://www.canpackromania.ro

alucro.ro © 2011 - All rights reserved.

powered by Graphics Alive