RECYCLE IS NEEDED
Omega transforms more than 4,000 tonnes / month of scrap into secondary
aluminum (aluminum from recycling).
Primary aluminum is obtained from bauxite ore. It is noteworthy that the extraction process
of this ore, as well as the others, is an activity that causes intense impact
on soil and water bodies. To extract aluminum, a refining process of bauxite
is made which results in a white powder, similar to sugar,called alumina. Then the alumina goes
through an electrochemical process and is transformed into aluminum.
Recycling saves 95% of electricity compared to primary aluminum production process.
Recycling one kilogram of aluminum saves the extraction of about four kilograms of bauxite ore.
To generate one kilogram of aluminum, about 75 cans of soda, juice or
beer are required. Aluminum cans are widely used by industries. If these cans
were not recycled, their likely disposal destinations would be landfills or,
at worst, rivers and land. As they take between 100 and 500 years to decompose
in the soil, the pollution generated by them would be immense with great environmental damage.
Therefore, recycling these cans is of fundamental importance to the environment.