Known as the green metal, aluminium is one of the most environmentally friendly metals because of its sustainability. As the most recyclable industrial material, aluminium can be recycled infinitely to produce the same product. Recycling aluminium also saves 95% of the energy used in its production from raw materials.
Not only does recycling aluminium reduce its environmental impact, but the metal’s properties mean that it can often be used to replace more environmentally harmful materials. In construction, aluminium is used 74% of the time in place of timber during the development of residential properties, reducing deforestation. Aluminium also requires less maintenance compared to timber.
As aluminium is particularly easy to handle, the environmental impact is further reduced when it’s used in construction as transportation costs are reduced