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    Aluminium’s light weight is one of its strengths

    Aluminium is about a third of the weight of steel. Its lightness makes it particularly suitable for the manufacturing of vehicles for road, rail, water, and air transport as it can make a vehicle 30 to 50% lighter—almost all airplanes are made of aluminium alloy.


    Aluminium meets sustainable development requirements

    Aluminium can be recycled almost indefinitely without losing any of its quality or inherent properties. Also, because remelting aluminium requires only 5% of the energy used during its initial production, recycling it is an ideal solution to current environmental issues, thus optimizing the usage of raw materials within a circular economy and promoting sound and responsible energy use.


    Canadian aluminium has the lowest carbon footprint in the world.

    Since 1990, the aluminium industry has reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by more than 50%, thanks to significant technological and operational advances related to the manufacturing process. These changes make Canadian aluminium more interesting as a material of the future. 


    Benefits of aluminium in transportation

    In an automobile, replacing traditional materials with one kilogram of aluminium can eliminate approximately 20 kg of GHG emissions over the lifetime of the vehicle.


    Aluminium is ideal for packaging

    In developing countries, 30% of food products spoil due to inadequate packaging. Aluminium can increase the shelf life of packaged products since it has the properties needed to preserve food, drinks, pharmaceutical products, and toiletries, while preventing contamination.


    Aluminium is corrosion resistant

    Its resistance to corrosion caused by water and road salt makes aluminium the material of choice in the transportation industry.


    Aluminium has excellent electrical conductivity

    Aluminium is an excellent electrical conductor. Pure aluminium and certain alloys, in the form of bars or tubes, are commonly used as conductors in many electrical applications, including transmission lines and industrial cables.


    Aluminium is adapted to sustainable building construction

    Aluminium offers a wide range of application possibilities in the building and public works sectors. It is an ideal material for curtain walls, window frames, verandas, and other glass structures. It is also used for roller shutters, doors, siding and roofs, suspended ceilings, wall panels and partitions, and for heating and ventilation equipment.


    Nespresso launched its aluminium capsule recycling system in Switzerland in 1991.

    Today, Nespresso has expanded its aluminium capsule program to 39 countries in 14,000 dedicated capsule collection points around the world, with an objective to expand capacity to collect used aluminium capsules to 100% in any country where Nespresso does business. Additionally, Nespresso sources 100% virgin aluminium capsule material, compliant with the new Aluminium Stewardship Initiative standard.