Council for Aluminium in Building

Key Environmental Facts

  • 75% of all aluminium ever produced since the 1880’s is still in use
  •  Bauxite mining has reached a stage where it is sustainable and ‘land area footprint neutral’
  • 97% of all bauxite mines in the world today have formal written rehabilitation procedures in place
  • 11 million tonnes of aluminium recovered globally from used products in 2011
  • Recycling rates for architectural aluminium 92% – 98% 
  • Only 5% of the original energy to recycle aluminium – a step change like a car going from 35 miles per gallon to 700 miles per gallon