75% of all aluminium ever produced is currently still in productive use.
Produced since 1888
= 955,800,000 t
Aluminium recycling saves over 90 million tonnes of CO2 annually.
Recycling avoids the direct greenhouse gas emissions associated with primary aluminium production and up to 95% of the energy-related emissions.
Emissions savings from aluminium recycling have more than doubled since 1990 and are projected to increase by a further 50% by 2020.
Aluminium recycling requires up to 95% less energy than primary aluminium production.
A tonne of recycled aluminium requires
only 10 GJ.