While aluminum companies often cite tremendous savings from recycling aluminum, they fail to mention that at current wasting levels, about 23 billion kilowatt-hours are squandered globally each year through replacement production.
About 7 kWh are saved per pound (33 cans) recycled. Had the 50 billion trashed cans been recycled, the electricity saved could power 1.3 million American homes. In total, the industry's annual electricity consumption is almost 300 billion kilowatt-hours, or… Continue
Posted on January 12, 2009 at 2:30pm — Comments