With increasing global trends for sustainable and energy-efficient products, there has been a shift from traditional materials to more cost-efficient and sustainable alternatives. There has been an increased emphasis on sustainability to make our world a better and safer place to live. Sustainability is very important for every industry on this planet including printing. In today’s market, clients are very concerned about the products they are using that whether these products are sustainable or not. Customers are not only concerned about the manufacturing of their products but also the impact of those products on the environment.
Aluminum and steel are being recycled and replaced by fiber-reinforced composites. These composites are gaining popularity among medical, automotive, construction, marine, and aviation fields. Cost-efficient and corrosion resistance are the main properties of these composites. Waste is generated in a very high percentage worldwide. Ending up of this waste in landfills is not eco friendly. Aluminum composite materials are the continued preference in today’s world which implies that the generation of waste will also increase. Recycling solutions are necessary for this continuous increase in waste.
European Union also made strict regulations and legislation to restrict these kinds of landfills.
Aluminum composite materials and panels are very versatile. They are used in many industries or enterprises widely.
Why recycling aluminum composite is necessary?
Combustible ACM has been used in many buildings which has proved to be very dangerous. There have been some bad events in history. Using incorrect aluminum composite on high-rise buildings poses a fire risk. On June 14, 2017, a deadly fire broke out in Grenfell Tower block of flats in West London. It caused 70 injuries and 72 deaths. The fire spread due to the external insulation and buildings cladding.
To prevent this kind of tragic event the elimination of combustible aluminum composite is necessary. Different authorities are taking strict actions to remove the ACM. Many firms are using the recycling processes to contribute to the protection of the environment.
Benefits of recycling of Aluminum composite material
Reduction in greenhouse gas emission
To embrace a sustainable waste management strategy, every industrialist and businessman needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This could be achieved by eliminating aluminum in the manufacturing processes.
Waste regulations compliance
International bodies or authorities made very strict laws regarding the recycling and reduction of waste materials. Every business needs to comply with these rules and regulations regarding landfills and waste materials.
Reduction in waste to landfills
With the help of the recycling process, the environment will be protected against the harmful effects of the waste material. Along with the protection, it will also reduce the waste to the landfill. It will help the businesses in reducing their costs as landfill taxes are high these days.
Increasing your goodwill
Creating a strong waste management strategy helps in increasing the goodwill of your business. As customers pay great attention to the sustainability of the products, a good recycling strategy will help you. It will demonstrate a green strategy for the waste and recycling management of your firm.
New income stream
Recycling aluminum will not only help in protecting the environment but will also create a new stream of income for your firm. By recycling, you can increase your revenue by using the recycled aluminum instead of purchasing the new one.
Aluminum recycling saves energy
Aluminum is commonly used in packaging. Aluminum is used in several industries and materials. Aluminum scrap consists of a large number of beverage containers that could be recycled. The second largest industry which uses recovered aluminum is the automotive industry. According to the president of the Aluminum Association, recycling cans uses 95 % less energy than producing new ones. Recycling aluminum saves energy which is almost equivalent to 1.3 billion gallons of gasoline.
International Aluminum institute stated that aluminum is infinitely recyclable.75 % of all the aluminum ever produced, is still in use due to the recycling process. Recycling aluminum can help in subsidizing a variety of other recyclable materials.
Reduction in carbon footprint
The upsurge in aluminum recycling has been increased due to the increased environmental awareness in recent years. Recycling aluminum can prevent the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Almost 90 million tons of carbon dioxide is prevented through recycling processes. Recycling a single can made of aluminum is equivalent to a one-mile car ride in case of avoiding carbon dioxide emission. This recycling can power a television for 3 hours. Putting recycled and light aluminum in cars can make them more efficient. Fossil fuels could be saved with the help of these lightweight and efficient cars.
Satisfying an increasing demand
Aluminum is used more efficiently in today’s manufacturing processes as compared to previous decades. Today’s aluminum is much lighter as compared to the ’90s. Global demand for aluminum continues to rise so that increased demand could be met through the recycling of aluminum. With the help of local authorities, communities, and society as a whole, the aluminum industry is encouraged to an increased recycling rate to meet the increased market demand. American industry has a self-imposed target of 75% recycling rate.
Print Project Management
We also want sustainability in our services and products that’s why we use ACM which could be recycled easily. Use our print services and products which will not only attract your desired audience but also serves the purpose of sustainability. Our mission is 100% diversion from landfills. Our goal is 100% recycling of aluminum composite materials. Through an intensive recycling process, materials are returned to the manufacturing cycle. We know our responsibility towards the sustainability of the environment.