08 1月 Aluminum Recycling Facts
Aluminum Recycling Facts
State Metal Industries is a Camden smelting company specializing in Aluminum Ingot and recycled Aluminum. The Institute
of Scrap Recycling Industries, or ISRI, is the number one trade association representing business’s involved in the
scarp recycling industries. The following is a quick fact based article by ISRI about the recycling industry.
“Recycling goes far, far beyond the bin at the edge of the curb. In fact, in 2013 alone, more than 130 million metric
tons of scrap metal, paper, plastic, glass, textiles, rubber, and electronics, valued at more than $80 billion, were
manufactured into specification grade commodities by the scrap recycling industry in the United States.
These commodities were sold as valuable feedstock material to industrial consumers in the United States and in more than
160 countries around the world and contributed nearly $24 billion in export sales, significantly helping the U.S. trade
The U.S.-based scrap recycling industry is a sophisticated, capital-intensive industry that employs approximately
138,000 workers in the United States. As the first link in the manufacturing supply chain, scrap recycling has been
integral to the U.S. economy, global trade, and resource sustainability for more than 200 years.”