All forms of recycling, aluminium included, benefit the environment. In fact, recycling one aluminium can could save enough energy to power a TV for up to three hours. (You could watch three full episodes on Netflix!)
Recycling aluminium does not just save valuable energy, it also reduces the amount of scrap metal that gets sent to the landfill each year. In 2010, Australians only recycled 67.4% of their aluminium cans despite 93% of Australians having access to kerbside recycling services.
Some aluminium products can take up to 500 years to decompose. The more aluminium we recycle, the more usable land we save for ourselves and future generations.
Aluminium, which does not degrade or deteriorate while being recycled, can be recycled an infinite number of times, so there is no reason not to recycle it.
Recycling aluminium saves the environment in other ways too. For each tonne of aluminium that is recycled, five tonnes of bauxite (raw materials) are conserved.