Renewable Matter # I-01 / Urban Mines of Aluminium

The Circular Economy Race: Aluminium in Pole Position

Using recycled instead of virgin aluminium saves 95% of energy. Besides, it is a resistant and versatile material that can be recycled ad infinitum: 2 cans are enough to produce a pen, 70 a pot, 800 a bicycle.


In all sports there are natural talents, champions with innate abilities. In the circular economy race, aluminium features amongst the favourites at the starting grid, with all the right stuff for a great performance. It is an advantage stemming from a basic characteristic: the difference between the production costs of the virgin raw material and those of...

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