As a responsible supplier of aluminium plate, sheet, foil and extruded products, Hulamin understands the importance of recycling to the sustainability of our business and the environment.
Since our company’s inception over 75 years ago, Hulamin has been involved in the recycling of our internally generated process scrap as well as the fabrication scrap generated by customers. A major investment in an expanded recycling facility was made in 2015 and has enhanced Hulamin’s capability in the recycling of aluminium scrap.
The arrival in South Africa of the all-aluminium beverage can to replace the steel tin-plate can is a huge recycling opportunity for all players in the waste recycling industry. We are playing our part in ensuring that the new all-aluminium can is recycled.
Facts about recycling aluminium cans
Used aluminium beverage cans can be recycled and back on supermarket shelves as new drink cans in as little as 60 days.
Aluminium cans are worth money to collectors. Buy-back centres pay for every kilogram collected. This is a great way of raising money for your school or a favourite charity – or just for you!
Tossing away an aluminium can wastes as much energy as pouring out half of that can’s volume of petrol.
Twenty recycled cans can be made with the energy needed to produce one can using primary aluminium ingot.
Aluminium cans are 100% recyclable over and over again, forever.
Recycling one beverage can saves the amount of energy needed to burn a 100w bulb for 4 hours.
25 billion US Dollars is the income that has been earned by Americans involved in aluminium can recycling since 1976.
Aluminium beverage cans are the world’s most recycled packaging. Brazil recycles 98% of its cans – South Africa should be able to get to this level by 2025.
Aluminium beverage can scrap will increase the amount of aluminium scrap available for recycling in South Africa by 50% over the next 5 years.