Ford, Alcan launch closed-loop aluminum-recycling program
Wednesday, November 06, 2002, DETROIT, Mich.
Ford Motor Company and Alcan Inc. have launched the North American automotive industry’s first “closed-loop” recycling program for aluminum sheet scrap.
“The recycling of aluminum requires only 5 percent of the energy used to produce the primary metal,” explained Andy Acho, Ford Motor Company’s worldwide director of environmental outreach and strategy. “This is an important factor in reducing the total cost of this component to Ford. Moreover, recycling eliminates 95 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with primary production, thereby providing tremendous environmental advantages.”


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