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Automotive Aluminum Recycling Rate Higher Than 90 percent, New Study Confirms

(DETROIT) — New research from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling confirms an overall recycling rate of 91 percent for automotive aluminum. The peer-reviewed study, funded by the Aluminum Association, examines how much aluminum used in the United States’ light-duty automotive sector is recovered and recycled from vehicles at end of life. This new study supports findings from earlier third-party government and auto industry reports to confirm aluminum is the most sustainable choice for the environment.

Going Further with Aluminum

Aluminum builds better, more efficient modes of transportation.

STUDY: Vehicle Lightweighting an Economical Solution for Truck Fleets

Report by Trucking Efficiency Finds Lightweighting Technology Could Save $1 Million Over Five Years

Going Further with Aluminum - Aerospace

Aluminum builds better, more efficient modes of transportation.

The Strength of Aluminum

Aluminum can also be some of the toughest stuff on earth. Often, the metal is used in applications where high-strength and durability are the most important considerations – from cars and trucks to building material to military vehicles. You likely trust aluminum to keep you safe and secure dozens of times a day without even knowing it.

Aluminum Industry Reacts to New Heavy-Duty Truck Fuel Economy Standards Proposed by EPA

ARLINGTON, VA -- On June 19, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty trucks, requiring that fleet fuel economy increase up to 24 percent by 2027.

While these proposed rules will first enter public comment period before the final version is likely released sometime in 2016, the aluminum industry is poised to assist its transportation customer base in meeting these new standards.

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