The Aluminum Association applauded the US Senate for its passage, by unanimous consent of Senate Resolution 251, a resolution expressing support for improvement in the collection, processing and consumption of recyclable materials throughout the United States.
Ms Heidi Brock president of the Aluminum Association said that "The aluminum industry commends US Sens. Tom Carper and Olympia Snowe for introducing this resolution and to the US Senate for its unanimous endorsement of it. Recycled aluminum provides an essential feedstock to the aluminum industry and we strongly support efforts to encourage and expand recycling of aluminum and other high value materials particularly among consumers.”
The Aluminum Association joined fellow members of the Recycling Roundtable the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, the Steel Recycling Institute, the Solid Waste Association of North America, the National Solid Waste Management Association, the American Forest and Paper Association and the Paper Recycling Coalition to develop and promote the resolution which was introduced into the Senate in early August.
Ms Brock said that "In addition to its economic value, recycled aluminum is a great benefit to the environment. Recycled aluminum uses only 5 percent of the energy and generates only 5% of the emissions, associated with the manufacture of primary aluminum."
She said that the Aluminum Association will continue to work with our industry partners and with downstream users of our metal to educate the public as to the sustainable nature of aluminum and its value to society.