|Cans are made of aluminum, which was discovered 200 years ago and found in a form of aluminum oxide or aluminia. Aluminum cans are used as packaging for some soft drinks, beer, etc.
||Cans can be made of steel and are used for packing of more than 1500 different kinds of food. They are also used for packaging of paints, varnishes, pet food, etc.. Cans contain at least 25% recycled material and may completely be recycled. Can lifetime or once cans are used and recycled - they are back in the store shelves as new cans in just 60 days.
Aluminum and steel can be recycled completely, almost any amount of times without loss in quality and with energy savings of 85% in comparison to obtaining aluminum from bauxite. To create a can from raw materials, energy consumed totals the energy needed to recycle 20 cans.
Cans of soft drinks and other beverages, canned food and metal packaging waste are all materials that can be easily recycled , reducing the amount of waste in landfills and also helping conserve natural resources and energy. After separation from other wastes, aluminium and steel are pressed with special machines and then melted to produce new cans.
What percentage of countries world wide are recycling cans?
The most progressive european countries in recycling are Scandinavian countries. Among them the percentage of recycling aluminum cans is greater than 80%. In Spain, Germany, Poland, Turkey, the percentage is between 50 and 60%, while in Britain, Italy, France and Greece up to 50% recycled cans from the market. Brazil takes the leading postion in the world followed by Japan and Canada. In Brazil, 97% of cans can live eternal life thanks to the collection and recycling. The explanation for the success of Brazil in the collecting and recycling of cans is the unemployment which encourage a new industry from which 160,000 people live. Serbia has just begun, and with a modest, initial percentage of collecting, without a corresponding law, no official data.
Why is it important to recycle cans?
From 1kg of recycled aluminum cans we store 8 kg of bauxite (ore), 4 kg of chemical products and 14 kW of electricity. Recycling of cans reduces the consumption of natural resources, and also reduces the amount of waste generated in the household. Compared with the production of primary aluminum from bauxite through recycling is possible to save 95% of the energy needed to reduce CO2 emissions (greenhouse gas emissions) by 95% and to save 97% water. Recycling aluminum beverage cans, also significantly reduces the need for basic raw material, bauxite. Each ton of recycled tins reduce the amount of solid waste by 1.28 tons, and saves 40% water and 85% of the energy needed to manufacture new packaging of tins. Recycling tins reduces the exhaust gases by 86% and water pollution by 7%.
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Purchase of cans wholesale?
Redemption of cans at wholesale shall be made at the recycling center on Pančevački put 85 in Belgrade. Minimum quantity for delivery is 150 kg, on free telephone number 0800 255 255 you can find out information about recycling of cans.
After the delivery, cans are in process the quality checks and classified into first class, second class and steel can. First class are aluminum beverage cans that are not burnt and contain no impurities of other metals, non-metal or any other material. Second class will be held all the other aluminum beverage cans. Purchase is made from individual and legal entity. The purchase price of cans is formed on a monthly basis. In one kilogram is about 65 pieces of cans.
Purchase of cans retail?
Redemption of cans on retail at territory of Serbia through a network of public utility companies, small and medium enterprises. Aluminum beverage cans that are not burnt, and do not contain impurities of other metals, nonmetals or any other material will be purchased.
In Belgrade, the purchase is possible at green markets. Purchase stations and recycling of the island is set in Belgrade on a map published in the website Recan Fund.
For more information for purchase of cans in Belgrade on retail, you can call Inos Paper phone service 011 6541-880 and JKP Gradska čistoća 011/2758-090.