It takes 95 per cent less energy to recycle aluminium than it does to make new aluminium.
Aluminium is already the world’s most recycled material, with three-quarters of all the aluminium ever made still in use today. But too much aluminium is still thrown away, lost in landfills instead of continuing to make modern life possible.
These losses to society start with millions of individual decisions on how to dispose of used aluminium products, such as beverage cans.
EGA is working with partners to promote aluminium recycling in the UAE.
EGA and leading beverage producers, can-makers and waste management companies have formed the Aluminium Recycling Coalition, to drive a step-change in aluminium recycling in the UAE.
EGA has partnered with Every Can Counts, a leading programme from Europe to promote consumer awareness of the importance of recycling used beverage cans. EGA is now spearheading the rollout of this programme in the UAE.
EGA has partnered with RECAPP by Veolia to raise recycling awareness in schools and communities. RECAPP offers digital solutions and door-to-door recycling collection services to consumers.
EGA plans to build the first and largest aluminium recycling facility in the UAE. The facility will process post-consumer aluminium scrap such as used window frames, pre-consumer aluminium scrap from extrusion production, into low-carbon, high quality aluminium billets.
The Aluminium Recycling Coalition was launched at EGA in Al Taweelah in the presence of His Excellency Abdullah Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, and Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment.