Company name: ALCAN Aluminium Can Recycling
Location: Warrington, UK
Products: ALCAN Recycling make aluminium ingots
for manufacturing beverage cans, produced by recycling used cans.
The parent company, ALCAN, is involved with all stages of aluminium
production, design and use.
Sustainable change: Discarded cans that would
have gone to landfill are being used to remanufacture new cans.
Huge amounts of electrical energy are used to produce "new"
aluminium, but recycling uses only one tenth as much.
Effect: The amount of material going to landfill
is being reduced. There is also a reduction in energy consumption
and conservation of natural resources.
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