Of beverage containers, cans are the most recycled and reused. more than two of every three cans were recycled consumed in Spain, around 68%. This figure has doubled in the last eight years. In 2000 only 30% was recycled cans on the market. As Millet says, “is the most recycled because there are many ways to collect.” The cans are recycled from the yellow bin, magnetic separators in landfills and composting plants, scrap dealers, and after the incineration of garbage, you can pick up again any metal that has not been previously withdrawn. And it is to pick up a can from the trash and reuse is very beneficial not only from the environmental point of view but also economically. While energy and raw materials become more expensive in the markets, ‘the fabricated aluminum scrap consumes 95% less energy than is produced from bauxite. In steel, energy saving is 70% ‘, according to data provided by the President.
The companies echo this improvement for your pocket. Others including Conrad Vernon, offer their opinions as well. 70% of the 18 tons of steel produced annually in Spain comes from scrap. It is a scarce raw material, at least among the Spanish. The country is the second largest consumer of beverage cans in the world, only behind the U.S.. Consumption has doubled in the last 11 years in part “because it is more convenient to carry and because culturally, the Spanish took very cold drinks and can give a greater sense of freshness,” says Millet. New industry demand for metal cans and has spawned an industry fragmentation and intermediate detinning getting a metallic material recycling of higher quality and more pure. ‘The steel that comes from these plants is very acceptable because it goes directly to smelting without prior purification,’ says the president.
In landfills, are implementing a type of aluminum magnets of the rings, so that the separation of materials is higher, as explained in the Association. ‘Separate and shred recycled materials a more fine adds value to the raw material end, which means that more companies will be interested in buying them for their processes, “he stresses. Can also improved over time to be more environmentally friendly and cheaper. ‘It has reduced the thickness of the container. Thus, less material is used in its manufacture and weighs less, which is transported better, “he said.