US exported scrap aluminium to over 50 countries in 2010


American Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) president Robin Wiener has said that the United States now exports scrap aluminium to more than 50 countries.


Along with the Aluminium Association and Can Manufacturers Institute, the ISRI revealed that a record 58.1 per cent of all aluminium cans were collected for recycling in the US in 2010.

Wiener said: “As the first link in the manufacturing supply chain, the scrap recycling industry provides vital feedstock material sought after by industrial customers around the world, including more than 4.6 million metric tonnes of aluminium scrap processed in the United States and shipped throughout the United States and more than 50 countries in 2010.”

The Aluminium Association has a goal of collecting 75 per cent of aluminium cans by 2015.